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1-800-BETS OFF or YourLifeIowa.org

The 1-800-BETS OFF 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 affected 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.


The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP)

The IGA is committed to helping people identify problem gambling warning signs and to directing them toward help. We work with treatment providers statewide and other organizations to further prevention, awareness and access. Our members also work directly with the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program, which contracts with 11 local agencies to provide problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery support services in 11 regions of Iowa. 

This state-run program has an incredible depth of resources on its site.


IGA Responsible Gaming Brochures

These pieces shed light on how to approach problem gamblers and confront the issue:
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 either a 5-year ban or lifetime ban from all licensed Iowa casinos.

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