About us

Mission Statement

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (Council) is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization composed of concerned individuals from diverse backgrounds. The group’s primary purpose is to represent the best interest of problem and disordered gamblers and their families, recognizing that problem gambling is a treatable condition.

The Council focuses on educating the general public, training professionals throughout the State, referring problem and disordered gamblers and their families to treatment, and advocating for increased treatment services for problem and disordered gamblers and their families.

The Council also performs certain services under contract with the New Jersey Department of Human Services; provides the executive and legislative branches of State government with relevant data on all aspects of the problem and disordered gambling problem; and provides assistance to those private or public agencies in the State who request it.

The Council neither opposes nor endorses legalized gambling. However, the Council may take positions on various issues surrounding legalized gambling when the members believe that taking a stand is in the best interest of problem and disordered gamblers and their families.

Help for Those with a Gambling Problem

The Council’s 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline and website have been resources for thousands of people with a gambling problem, those in recovery, as well as their friends and families. The 1-800-GAMBLER® helpline is free and confidential, and is available 24 hours a day in New Jersey and throughout much of the U.S.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with a gambling problem, please give us a call at 1-800-GAMBLER. We provide support, treatment, and hope 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Free CCGNJ Presentations Available in New Jersey

As part of our educational initiative, the CCGNJ visits facilities and groups to discuss gambling and related risks that can lead to a gambling disorder. Presentations can be provided in person or via Zoom. To arrange a presentation, please contact us at 1-800-GAMBLER.


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