Creating Pathways
To Change

When Gambling Becomes More than a Game

Legalized gambling is growing rapidly in our region. For most, it’s just for fun. For others, it can become a problem. Amplify is committed to raising awareness about problems with gambling and linking residents with resources that can help them break the cycle.

Primary care physicians rarely assess for gambling problems, and few are aware of treatment options.

75% of individuals significantly reduced their problem gambling with treatment.

Only 15% of college counseling center websites post information about problem gambling.

Veterans with PTSD have a 60% higher rate of gambling addiction than the general population

Up to 1/3 of persons with a gambling disorder attempt suicide.

77% of those with gambling disorder had thoughts of suicide.

96% diagnosed with gambling disorder also met the lifetime criteria for 1 or more mental health disorders

60% of those experiencing problem gambling also struggle with an anxiety disorder (phobias, general anxiety

Amplify provides leadership for a team of consumers and professionals to raise awareness about problem gambling and connect them with resources that help.

With funding from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Problem Gambling Unit, Amplify Ambassadors lead training workshops for organizations, tailored to meet their unique needs, including:

+ Community Conversations, a program for  youth, veterans, and athletes.

+ The Asian American Pacific Islander Ambassadors (AAPIA) Program, where Asian Ambassadors hold community conversations designed specifically for Asian Americans and for other minority groups.

Problem with Gambling? Get Help Now

Or visit the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling at

AAPI Resources

In Connecticut, College Student Play Safe

People can experience issues with gambling just like they can with substance use. Learn more about the warning signs, the action steps to play safer, and how to get someone help.

Responsible Gambling Guide: Tips and Resources for Safer Play

If you choose to play, play responsibly. Gambling can be a form of entertainment but it is not risk free. Take a moment to read this brochure to learn about some of the best practices for a responsible gambling and available resources for those who may be impacted by gambling harm.

Voluntary Self-Exclusion Process in CT

Voluntary self-exclusion can be a beneficial and empowering tool for those who feel they may be developing or have a problem with their gambling. By creating a barrier, it allows those who want to decrease or stop their activity, reduce the harms associated with gambling.

College Students, Spend Wisely When Gambling

College life can be hectic. You may feel that learning to manage money – while also keeping up with your coursework and other demands – is too much to handle. Yet it’s critical to gain control of your finances at this early stage in life.

A Community Conversation About Gambling

Attend a community conversation near you to learn more about the impact of problem gambling, and how to help a loved one, family member, friend, or client. You will be provided with a variety of local, regional, and state-wide resources for problem gambling prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Resources for Gambling addiction + Gambling awareness

Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program

The Wheeler Clinic helps individuals and families cope + recover through individualized treatment plans. Treatment may include individual, group, marital and/or family therapy.

Financial and peer counseling are also available.

CT Council on Problem Gambling:

CCPG is dedicated to reducing gambling harm + helping those who may be negatively impacted by gambling. Get help, resources and advocacy.

CT DMHAS Problem Gambling Services:

Learn how to Self-Exclude from legalized gaming activities in Connecticut and obtain information on Gambling recovery.

ResponsiblePlay the CT Way:

To request the resource van, visit our website:

CT Regional Gambling Awareness Teams

Join your regional gambling awareness team! Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops specific to problem gambling.

Call or Chat Connecticut’s Problem Gambling Hotline

We provide support, resources & referrals to treatment and self-help groups for those struggling with gambling related problems and others impacted or concerned with another person’s gambling behavior.

Free, confidential, 24/7/365 treatment referral + info service.

Together We Can Break the Cycle

Help us raise our voice about problem gambling. Register and/or get involved in some of our Regional Gambling Awareness events & trainings!