The Baltimore City Awareness campaign, is a Baltimore community project, collaborating with local Baltimore citizens to help educate and promote general awareness about the potential negative effects of engaging in gambling and to give information about problem gambling, gambling recovery, and responsible gambling. The Baltimore Gambler Initiative uses real Baltimore people who have had real life experiences with problem gambling in all of our videos and promotional materials.

For immediate assistance call the free confidential helpline and a trained counselor will talk with you.

What Is Gambling?

Gambling is an activity which involves the risk of losing money.
Buying lottery tickets, sports betting, bingo, dice, slot machines, poker, on-line poker, blackjack, and roulette are all gambling.
Gambling is a form of entertainment but as the odds of winning are against you, you should gamble ONLY what you can afford to lose.
The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling is a state funded program to help people with gambling problems. Baltimore residents from teens to seniors all have different experiences with gambling, this website has important information for all!