The Guardian:

“Loot boxes – a controversial element of video games – could be reclassified as gambling products over concern they are training children to gamble.”

Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program


The statewide VSE program allows individuals to voluntarily exclude from the gaming floor of all Massachusetts casinos for a pre-determined length of time: one year, three years, five years or a lifetime.

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Treatment for Problem Gambling


Self-Help Meetings

Due to the growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), many Self-Help Meetings are being cancelled and/or suspended.  We will continue to monitor and update meeting information as it becomes available.

Private Practice Clinicians

The MA Council maintains a list of Private Practice Clinicians who have earned their Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist (MA PGS) Certificate and can identify and care for people whose lives are affected by a gambling disorder.  Most of our PRIVATE PRACTICE CLINICIANS are still seeing clients via video platforms or over the phone. Please call or email the clinician directly to find out how to best connect with them.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient Treatment is available to anyone concerned about gambling; those who gamble, their families and/or significant others.

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Welcome to the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
We understand the problem. We can help.

Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency. We advocate for responsible gaming and gambling practices and services for those affected by gambling. We aim to reduce the impacts of gambling disorder and strive to make gambling healthy and safe for the people of Massachusetts. We are neither for nor against legalized gambling. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and by providing resources. We serve people who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.

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