Need help with a gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

The University of Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling is a program of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. We provide a 24/7 confidential helpline for people concerned about their own gambling problems or for people who are concerned about a family or friend’s gambling problem. You can call about your problem or call because you are worried about a family member, or a friend. Calls are taken by trained counselors.

We understand gambling problems and can give you help to reduce the harm gambling is doing to you, a family member or a friend. Call us to get started.

The helpline counselor will listen to your problems.

The helpline counselor will make a recommendation about a free educational group which can offer you or your family member support.

The helpline counselor can let you know about the closest Gamblers Anonymous Meeting. GA is an organization which supports people with gambling problems. Attendance is free and confidential.

The helpline can make a referral to a counselor trained to understand problem gambling.

Find the GA Meeting Closest to you

Kolmac Clinic
1 North Charles Street Suite 602
Baltimore, MD 21201

Hiss United Methodist Church
8700 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

Website with Additional Information on Problem Gambling

At this website you will find helpful resources and additional information on problem gambling.
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.