Getting Help is Your Best Bet  


No Out-Of-Pocket Cost treatment is available to problem gamblers, family members, and concerned others who reside in Kansas. It’s effective and confidential. For Kansas Residents, Families and Concerned Others who are confronting a gambling problem the State of Kansas will supplement insurance co-pays, deductible, or the entire cost for uninsured families including associated transportation costs for up to 12 counseling sessions for anyone diagnosed with a gambling addiction.

Ask yourself these questions.

Have you ever tried to stop, cut down or control your gambling?

Have you ever lied to family members, friends or others about how much you gamble or how much money you lost gambling?

Have there been periods of two weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about your gambling experiences or planning future gambling ventures or bets?

If you answered yes to any of the questions.

Call 1-800-522-4700

  • Trained professionals are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions.
  • Understanding the warning signs that you or someone you care about is at risk.
  • Explanation of treatment options and reimbursement programs. No out-of-pocket cost treatment is available to problem gamblers, family members, and concerned others who reside in Kansas.
  • Referral and contact information for certified problem gambling counsellors near you.


Family & Friends:

Concerned and Affected Family & Friends e-Brochure

Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals: certification information

Community Prevention and Treatment Sectors:
Contact Your Nearest Problem Gambling Task Force. Get Involved Now.

Southwest Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force

South Central Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force

Northeast Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force

Media Inquiries:

The National Council on Problem Gambling Awareness Month Coordinator


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Voluntary Exclusion Program

Those who have gambling problems or who are concerned about their gambling have the option to exclude themselves from the casinos. Once enrolled, voluntarily excluded persons will be prohibited from entering and gambling in any of the state-owned casinos in Kansas, which include Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City, and a future casino in the southeast region of the state. Applicants can enroll in the Voluntary Exclusion Program for two years or for life. Voluntarily excluded persons will be removed from all casino mailing lists and players rewards systems. If voluntarily excluded persons enter a casino and gamble, they must surrender any winnings, gaming chips, or gaming tickets found in their possession. Enrollment in the Voluntary Exclusion Program is free and confidential. For more information about the Voluntary Exclusion Program, please call the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission at 785-296-5800 or visit their website here.

This information is also available in Spanish and other languages.

Voluntary Exclusion Program Brochure

Voluntary Exclusion Program Brochure Spanish

Voluntary Exclusion Program Brochure Vietnamese

Problem Gambling Helpline — If you are concerned or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-522-4700

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