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1-800-BETS OFF or YourLifeIowa.org

The 1-800-BETS OFF (1-800-238-7633) helpline is part of  YourLifeIowa.org, which is funded by Iowa Department of Public Health under the Division of Behavioral Health. It is a resource for Iowans struggling with or effected by problem gambling. 

The YourLifeIowa.org website offers valuable information, such as how to spot the warning signs of problem gambling and where to turn for help. Want to talk live? Call 1-800-BETS OFF (1-800-522-4700).


The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP)

This state-run program has an incredible depth of resources on its site: idph.iowa.gov/igtp/resources. In 2015, the program's report (view it here), compiled by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavior research, showed that 92 percent of those treated reported reduced signs of problem gambling. 


IGA Responsible Gaming Brochures

In 2016, the IGA celebrated Responsible Gaming Education Week by working with treatment partners to create four documents. These pieces shed light on how to approach problem gamblers and confront the issue. They are: 
Have the Conversation About Problem Gambling - For Families
Have the Conversation About Problem Gambling - For Casinos
Gambling: Keeping it Fun
Frequently Asked Questions About the Self-Exclusion Process (read more and find the downloadable form here)


Find a Gambling Treatment Facility Near You

Find a treatment facility by visiting the YourLifeIowa.org's providers page and entering your location.

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Statewide Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

Sign one form and activate a lifetime ban from all licensed Iowa casinos.

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