Bettor Choice Programs
Bettor Choice Programs are gambling-specific treatment programs funded by the State of Connecticut. Services are offered at more than 16 locations in Connecticut through community agencies. Most programs offer a variety of outpatient services including: individual, group, and budget counseling for both problem gamblers and family members, psychiatric evaluation for both gamblers and family members, and couples and family counseling.
You can speak with a gambling counselor or find the nearest Bettor Choice Program by dialing 860.344.2244. You can also call one of the programs listed below. When you call, make sure to specify that you are looking for help and information about problem gambling.
Bettor Choice & Problem Gambling Services Contact List
REGION 1 – Southwest CT
420 Post Road, West
Westport, CT 06880
203-227-7644, ext. 126 (All referrals)
203-866-2541, ext. 3005 (All referrals)
4 Byington Place.
Norwalk, CT 06852
141 Franklin Commons
Services available in Bridgeport, CT
REGION 2 – South Central CT
THE CONNECTION, INC.
BETTOR CHOICE PROGRAM
860-344-2244 (All referrals)
CVH, Vance Drive, Russell Hall
P.O. Box 351
Middletown, CT 06457
Services also available in New Haven
48 Howe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
REGION 3 – Eastern CT
UNITED COMMUNITY & FAMILY SERVICES
47 Town Street, Meadows Plaza
Norwich, CT 06360
860-823-3094 (All referrals)
351 North Frontage Road, Suite 24
New London, CT 06320
Services also available in Griswold and
REGION 4 – North Central CT
999 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
860-523-9788, ext.104 (All referrals)
860-586-7194 direct line
860-782-2547 direct line
Services also available in New Britain and
REGION 5 – Northwest CT
Program Manager, Problem Gambling Services
228 Meadow Street, Suite 201
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-597-0643 x 1808
203-733-4524 (all outpatient & inpatient referrals)
Outpatient services also available in Danbury, New Milford and Torrington. Inpatient services at McDonough House in Danbury.
Cost of Services
Bettor Choice Programs provide services at little or no cost. Problem gamblers and their families are often in debt and unable to pay for treatment. Treatment is never refused due to financial reasons. Some services are free and others are billed according to income. Gambling debts are often taken into consideration when establishing ability to pay. Medical insurance may cover all or part of the expense.
Your therapist or a Bettor Choices staff person will be able to answer questions about fees and payment arrangements.