For most people, a visit to a casino is fun. They try their luck, wager responsibly, have a good time and understand that gambling is a form of entertainment. They enjoy the excitement of the casino, the fine restaurants, the shows and the other amentities found in casino hotels.

For a small number of people, however, gambling isn't fun. Problem gambling includes what is often called compulsive gambling and pathological gambling. It refers to a condition where people are, to some degree, addicted to gambling. While the results of a gambling addiction can be devastating, there is help available for those people who need it.

New Jersey provides funding for education and treatment programs for people with a gambling problem.

For information about these programs, you can contact the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. That council and the National Center for Responsible Gaming both operate hotlines that people with a gambling problem can call for help.

There are more than 45 Gamblers Anonymous meetings in New Jersey every week. If you or someone you know wants to find the nearest meeting, the time, day and location of each is available either through Gamblers Anonymous or the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.

New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program

To sign up for the New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program, go to the offices of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement at either of the following locations:

Arcade Building - Entrance B
Tennessee Ave. and Boardwalk
Atlantic City, N.J. 08401
609-441-3015

140 E. Front Street
Trenton, NJ


For additional information, please visit the Division of Gaming Enforcement's Self Exclusion Program page.

If you or anyone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

The Casino Control Act (N.J.S.A. 5:12-71) also provides for the establishment of a list of persons who are to be excluded or ejected from any licensed casino in New Jersey, such as career or professional offenders, cheats or criminal offenders, which is not to be confused with Self-Exclusion .

To access a detailed list go to the Exclusion List maintained by the Division of Gaming Enforcement.