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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call The National Hotline (1-800-522-4700) for immediate, confidential assistance and information.

What is Problem Gambling?

Today, problem, compulsive, or pathological gambling is considered a form of an addictive illness.

Like an alcoholic who must abstain from all forms of alcohol, a problem gambler often comes to terms with the fact that he or she must stop gambling - for anything - at casinos, in office pools, lottery, friendly poker games, horses, dogs, sports, online and off; even a coin toss to determine who buys coffee or a beer, is believed to be a trigger which leads back to compulsiveness.

If you think you have a problem, take the 20 Questions Quiz on the right side of the page, and you'll know right away if you need to curb your gambling.

Make A Donation!

The Illinois Council on Problem Gambling is a Not-for-Profit Corporation. The Council is dependant upon outside contributions from State agencies, membership dues, private contributions and public donations to provide valuable services to the public.

When you make your donation to the ICPG, you will help fund programs designed to spread awareness of the dangers associated with problem gambling. Your donations will directly benefit programs aimed at educating students about the warning signs of problem gambling. Your membership and contributions are essential to the Council's programs throughout the community.

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Illinois Council on Problem Gambling

ICPG Core Purpose

The Illinois Council on Problem Gambling (ICPG) is the statewide resource in Illinois for awareness and education about problem gambling.

ICPG Mission

To increase public awareness about problem gambling, provide information and resources related to treatment for compulsive gamblers and their families, promote research, and develop and implement problem gambling education and problem gambling prevention programs in the State of Illinois.
  • ICPG advocates for additional and widespread treatment counselors and for facilities, education and research and responsible legislation.
  • ICPG wishes to work with all organizations with similar goals at the national, regional and state and local levels.
  • ICPG is funded by membership and donations and is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and services in order to create and execute programs to promote the goals and mission of the organization.
  • ICPG is the sole Illinois affiliate the National Council on Problem Gambling.

If you think you have a problem call 1 800-522-4700 for help.

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