Signing up to our gambling self-exclusion program and downloading our gambling website
filter is an important step in your fight against gambling addiction. However, there
are many other steps you can take.
The sponsorship program is an optional feature that is included with your service subscription.
During installation, you will be given the option to enter an email address of a "sponsor" of your choice. During browsing, if you repeatedly attempt to access websites relating to online gambling, the Internet filter will send a message to your sponsor notifying them of your attempt.
We do not have access or maintain any records of your browsing history; the contents of the message will be generic. The message is generated by your Internet filter and sent only to your sponsor. To add or view your current sponsor click Sponsorship.
Refer a Friend
Compulsive gambling is a progressive illness that devastates not only the person gambling but also the people that care about him or her.
Inability to stop gambling often results in financial devastation, broken homes, employment problems, criminal acts and suicide attempts. If someone you care about has a gambling problem, submit his or her email address below and we will show him or her whether our self-exclusion program may be able to help.
Yes, I want to refer a friend.
What are the risk factors in children for developing gambling-related problems.
Some children are more likely than others to develop gambling-related problems.
Children at highest risk are those who:
- Begin gambling for fun or for money before the age of 15.
- Have a parent who is a problem gambler.
- Have close friends who gamble.
- Have parents who do not keep track of their computer related behavior or whereabouts.
The more of these risk factors a child has, the greater the chances that he or she
will develop problems with gambling. Having one or more risk factors does not mean
that your child definitely will develop a gambling problem. It does suggest that
you may need to act now to help protect your youngster from later problems. Delaying
the onset of gambling is certainly a good place to start!
Learn more about our gambling self-exclusion program, and we will
help prevent your child from accessing online gambling web sites.
Below is a list of useful links to other gambling addiction related support organizations
that may provide further help and assistance. This list is not definitive, so please
help us keep this resource up to date: if you know of any other gambling addiction
related support organizations that could be of help to anyone with a gambling problem,
please email us at email@example.com.
Other Resources and Helpful Links
- Gamblers Anonymous - Gamblers Anonymous, is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths, and hopes with each other in order to solve their common problem and to help others recover from a compulsive gambling problem.
- Gam-Anon.org - Gam-Anon is a fellowship for those living with compulsive gamblers.
- On-Line Gamers Anonymous - On-line Gamers Anonymous is a twelve-step support network for gaming addicts.
- Williamsville Wellness - Williamsville Wellness is a unique residential treatment center designed exclusively for men and women suffering from the effects of compulsive gambling. The organization's treatment philosophy is that the roots of a gambling problem requires identification so that it can be treated leading to recovery.
- Harbour Pointe - Harbour Pointe, is the oldest residential treatment program solely dedicated to treating compulsive gambling.
- Journey to Wellness, Inc. - Journey To Wellness, Inc. is a substance abuse and addiction treatment facility specially designed to help clients overcome emotional trauma or addiction challenges, using conventional and brief therapies as well as holistic alternative healing approaches.
- California Council on Problem Gambling Helpline - The Council is dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families, and to promote awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling.
- Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado - The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado's mission is to increase awareness, advocate treatment and promote research and education on problem gambling.
- Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. - The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides information, resource referrals, and support services for problem gamblers, their families, employers and others. They also offer prevention and education programs, as well as professional training for mental health, addiction and medical practitioners, gambling operators, governments, businesses, academia, law enforcement authorities, faith based organizations, and others.
- Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey - The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. is a private non-profit organization. They provide information, education and referral services for anyone affected by the "hidden illness" of compulsive gambling.
- Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance - Is a non-profit, gambling neutral organization dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans affected by problem gambling.
- Montana Council on Problem Gambling - The Montana Council on Problem Gambling is a non-profit agency dedicated to alleviating gambling-related social and personal distress through the provision of relevant support, referral services, and education to compulsive gamblers, their families, and other concerned Montanans.
- Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline - If you are (or someone you know is) gambling too much, you can call the Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline or chat live online with a certified gambling counselor. All information shared is confidential and this service is FREE to Oregon residents.
- No Easy Money Blog - A blog dedicated to stories of gambling addiction.
- I Stopped Gambling - I Stopped Gambling, is a provider of online resources for the problem gambler, including recovery program manuals.
- 21stepstostopgambling - 21 Steps to STOP Gambling is an on-line resource for individuals and families in search of a step to help them to recover from gambling related distractions, problems and derailment.
- Female Gamblers - FemaleGamblers.info is an on-line resource containing articles by women gamblers in recovery.
- Another24 - Another24 is an on-line resource that provides meaningful information to individuals who have been affected by addiction and substance abuse.
- RidPoker - Rid yourself from Poker. This website is designed to help all problem gamblers stop gambling.
- Gambling Problems Resource Center - The Gambling Problems Resource Center promotes recognition of problem/compulsive gambling behavior, problem gambling prevention and education programs and treatment resources available in Minnesota.
- Center for Addiction and Mental Health - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital.
- Responsible Gambling Council - The Responsible Gambling Council helps individuals and communities address gambling in a healthy and responsible way.
- Into the Muck - This book chronicles the author’s descent into poker and how it overtook his life. Discover what it took for the author to leave it all behind and what he is doing now to contribute to problem gambling awareness.