Call 1.800.GAMBLER (426-2537)
Or Text the word “support” to 53342
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is CalGETS and how do I access it?
California Gambling and Education Treatment Services. No cost, confidential treatment services to those with gambling issues and affected individuals. Just call 1-800-GAMBLER, go to our website or call the Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) to have someone assist you in finding a local provider in CalGETS. Resources are also available online or by mail.
What does the Office of Problem Gambling do?
How do I self-exclude from a cardroom or take my name off of the self-exclusion list?
Exclusion forms can be completed at the cardroom or can be downloaded from the California Gambling Control Commission at http://www.cgcc.ca.gov/documents/forms/CGCC-037.pdf. For assistance with the self-exclusion program call the Bureau of Gambling Control at 916-227-2455.
How do I self-exclude from a Tribal Casino?
Most individual Tribal Casinos have their own process. UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP) has a self-exclusion map with information about programs and who to call to sign up: http://www.uclagamblingprogram.org/treatment/selfexclusion.php.
I want to report that a cardroom let me in even though I am on the self-exclusion list.
Call the Bureau of Gambling Control at 916-227-2455.
24/7/365 Helpline for All
1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)* is toll-free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year problem gambling helpline. It is free for anyone who is concerned that they, or someone they know, may have a gambling problem!
Manned by masters-level or above counselors, help is available in more than 200 languages and through TDY services. They will assist you in finding resources available in your area (i.e. counseling, self-help groups, information packets, etc.), and many are free.1 So don’t hesitate to call, because you don’t want to continue to gamble your future away. Seek help now!
*If you are outside of California, please call the National Problem Gambling Helpline number at 1-800-522-4700.
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