About Us

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization focused on preventing problem gambling and helping those who may be struggling from disordered gambling, as well as persons affected.

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 students, veterans, and at-risk populations.

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.

History

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) was founded in 1972 to advocate for the creation of treatment services for those suffering from disordered gambling and those affected. The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling was founded in 1980 and became the first affiliate council of the NCPG.

Dedicated to 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 actively collaborates with behavioral health experts, community stakeholders, the state gambling regulatory agency, the gambling industry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services (DMHAS) Problem Gambling Services division to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable residents.