The Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling is a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation and is the Mississippi affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling. The Mississippi Council is funded by contributions from the State of Mississippi, the gaming industry, and other donations. The goal of the Council is to offer crisis intervention and referral through our toll-free help line, provide education and training for health care providers, increase public awareness within the state about the problems associated with compulsive gambling, provide information about compulsive gambling to all concerned individuals, conduct research in areas related to this problem, and develop prevention and education programs for adolescents.
Our ongoing focus is helping the community respond to those individuals and their families devastated by addictive gambling. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call our toll-free help line at 1-888-777-9696. All calls are strictly confidential.
In our efforts to assist compulsive gamblers and their families, we have developed a certification process for health care professionals who will be counseling these individuals.