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Are you or a loved one facing a problem with gambling?

You are not alone. Gambling can go from fun to out of control quickly. In fact, in any given year, about 14% of adult Iowans will experience a problem related to their gambling. Getting help is one of the best things for your relationships, work and all other aspects of your life. That’s why it’s so important to recognize the warning signs.

If you think you or a loved one may be experiencing a problem with gambling, reach out to 1-800-BETS OFF from Your Life Iowa for free, confidential support. We will listen, provide information, connect you to an experienced counselor or simply be a shoulder to lean on.

Warning Signs

  • Constantly thinking about gambling
  • Being secretive about gambling habits
  • Lying to family and others about the extent of gambling

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Am I at risk?

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Anyone can develop a problem with gambling. See if your gambling may be a concern with just a few simple questions.

During the past 12 months, have you become restless, irritable or anxious when trying to stop/cut down on gambling?

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During the past 12 months, have you tried to keep your family or friends from knowing how much you gambled?

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During the past 12 months, did you have such financial trouble as a result of your gambling that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends or welfare?

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Information about gambling

Gambling may impact individuals differently. Anyone can develop a problem with gambling.

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    Learn about the ways you can avoid the risks of developing a gambling problem.

  •  Payout Wizard

    Don’t be fooled by advertised “percent returns.” See the actual payouts for different games here.

  •  Self-Assessment

    Choices: A guide to understanding and changing problem gambling behavior

  • YourLifeIowa.Support

    Encouragement. One text at a time.

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I called worried about my son. The counselor listened to my story and helped me create a safe plan to address my concerns. Thank you for your service!”

- YOUR LIFE IOWA CALLER

Support for family and friends.

With 1-800-BETS OFF from Your Life Iowa, you and your loved ones are never alone. Whether you want more information about problem gambling, would like to connect to a treatment professional or just want to talk to someone who cares, we’re here for you.

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1-800-BETS OFF from Your Life Iowa is always here to help you find resources near you. However, we understand that sometimes you’d like to look for help on your own. Our map will let you do just that.

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