New website for problem gamblers announced

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A new state website has been created to direct problem gamblers to various kinds of help.

The website,, was created by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to complement the problem gambling hotline that has been in use at 1-877-565-2112.

The website has general educational information about compulsive gambling; has tools to help people identify if they or someone they know has a problem; and directs compulsive gamblers to locations where they can seek help from professional therapists or Gamblers Anonymous meetings.

Health department officials said a state media campaign is under way in which broadcast advertising and billboards will also educate the public about problem gambling and how to get help.

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