Governor Lamont Issues Proclamation Declaring Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Connecticut

CT Council on Problem Gambling to Conduct Statewide Awareness and Education Events During March

Governor Ned Lamont has issued a proclamation declaring that March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut. Problem and Disordered Gambling is a public health issue that affects thousands of Connecticut adults and impacts the lives of their loved ones. It is estimated that approximately 70,000 Connecticut adults meet the clinical criteria for gambling disorder, and an additional 285,000 are at risk of developing a problem in their lifetime.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month is designed to increase public awareness of problem gambling, the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery resources, and to encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling. This grassroots campaign brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG), treatment providers, the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, the Connecticut Lottery, and Sportech. 

“Across the state, CCPG will be holding 8 community impact events, 3 problem gambling screening events at colleges, 6 trainings, and 12 industry awareness events at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, the Connecticut Lottery, and Sportech,” said Executive Director Diana Goode. “We hope this campaign will start important conversations about problem gambling issues and direct people to the help they may need.”

About the CCPG:

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization focused on preventing problem gambling and helping those who may be impacted. CCPG does not advocate for or against gambling but is committed to working with all stakeholders to help individuals and families dealing with this issue.

CCPG provides Connecticut’s only 24-hour Problem Gambling Helpline, offering support via phone, live online chat, and text. We also implement prevention and education programs serving schools, military and veterans, and priority populations.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-888-789-7777, text CTGAMB to 53342, or visit for confidential help.