Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to providing leadership to reduce the social, financial, and emotional costs of problem gambling, and to promote a continuum of prevention and intervention strategies including: information and public awareness, community education and professional training, advocacy and referral services for problem gamblers, their loved ones and the greater community.

Since 1987, the Council Helpline has been ready to take your call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We’re here to listen, to offer information and to provide referrals for self-help, treatment providers and other community resources to people experiencing problems with gambling.

In early 2014, the Council launched a live, online chat service. The same Helpline Specialists, who you can reach by phone, are also available to chat online with you 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Helpline – 1-800-426-1234. The helpline is answered in English, but translators are available in every language. Click here to chat with us.

Contact Information


Phone: 1-800-426-1234