Everyone needs help sometimes.

If you or a loved one are facing a problem with gambling, you’re not alone. That's why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created so Iowans can chat live, get reliable information and treatment options, and find nearby help.

We are your everyday life support.

Gambling/1-800-BETS OFF - We are here to help!

Through the Iowa Problem Gambling Services Program, Iowans now have more choices about the help they receive for problem gambling.  Services are available in person, by phone, through secure chat or video. We are waiting to help!

Support and assistance is available through Live Chat, by calling 1-800-BETS OFF, or by texting (855) 895-8398.

What to Expect When You Call

Gambling problems are hard to talk about. People around you just don't understand. But there is someone who does - the person at the other end of a call to 1-800-BETS OFF. We won't judge you. We listen. And we get you right to the people who can help, wherever you are.

Warning Signs

13 percent of adult Iowans have experienced a problem related to their gambling. Learn more about the warning signs that may indicate a person has developed a gambling problem.

Help For Family and Friends

The Iowa Problem Gambling Services Program also provides assistance to the family members and concerned persons of the problem gambler. Family and friends can access assistance and counseling to learn strategies to help themselves and the problem gambler.

Find Help Near You

Do you or does someone you know have problems with alcohol, drugs, or problem gambling?  Find help close by.

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