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When The Fun Stops...Help is just a phone call away.

The PROBLEM GAMBLERS HELPLINE, provided by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, is operated exclusively for responding to callers concerned with problem gambling and related issues. This service is the vital link that allows anyone… anywhere… anytime… to reach out for the help they need.

The toll-free number is answered by trained helpline specialists who provide caring, confidential assistance to callers throughout the State of Nevada. In addition, the number is linked into a nationwide system that automatically routes out-of-state calls to the appropriate regional call center providing similar services to their geographic area. 

Key features:

• 24 hour / 7 day a week service
• Assurance of confidentiality
• Trained, professional staff
• Referral to treatment, support  

   and community resources

  

• Crisis intervention protocols
• Free information by mail
• Language translation capability
• Data collection & statistical reporting



Total Number of Calls Received 15,778
Unrelated or Incomplete Calls 14,648
Requests For Information 256
Requests for help 874
TOTAL CALLERS ASSISTED 1,130
    

ABOUT THE GAMBLERS…
    83% lived in Southern NV
    15% in Northern NV

     52% were men
     47% were women

     5% age 18-24; 20% age 25-34;

     20% age 35-44; 24% age 45-

     54; 31% age 55+

CALLERS CONCERNED ABOUT...
   78% Self
   8%   Spouse
   6%   Parent, Child, Other Family
   3%   Friend


EMPLOYMENT STATUS...
   57% Employed

   16% Unemployed
   6%   Retired