For most people, gambling is entertainment. A fun activity that can be enjoyed without harmful effects. But for some, it’s not just a game – it’s a serious problem that continues, even after the fun is gone. Just as some people can become addicted to alcohol or drugs, it is possible for a person to become obsessed with an uncontrollable urge to gamble. This is problem gambling – an emotional illness that often remains hidden until the consequences of repeated gambling begin to affect the financial and emotional security of the gambler and the family. Please play responsibly. 

When the Fun Stops … Help is just a phone call away.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the National Council on Problem Gambling help-line at 1-800-522-4700.

Si usted tiene proglema de jugar complusivo llamar a 1-800-522-4700.


Find support and resources

:If gambling is causing a problem in your life, we encourage you to ask questions, gather information and conduct research on the type of help that is most appropriate for your situation. This information is intended to be a starting point—it is not a complete list of information or services.

National Council on Problem Gambling Helpline


Call: 1-800-522-4700
Text: 1-800-522-4700

Self Help Resources 

  •  Gamblers Anonymous (
    Is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
  •  Gam-Anon (
    Is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or loved ones of compulsive gamblers.
  • GamTalk (
    Is a 24/7 moderated online peer support community.

Self -Exclusion

The Self-Exclusion Program allows a person to voluntarily request to be excluded from legalized gaming activities within the District of Columbia for a pre-determined length of time, and to be prohibited from collecting any winnings, recovering any losses or accepting complimentary gifts or services or any other thing of value from an OLG-licensed facility, retail location or mobile wagering platform. Each person seeking to enroll in the program  acknowledges that it is their responsibility to refrain from engaging in sports wagering and other gambling activities under the jurisdiction of the Office.

DCMR 30 § 2129 Self-Exclusion Program Rules
Self-Exclusion Sample Application

If you are in need of a language interpreter to fully understand the Self‐Exclusion Program and the questions in the application, please inform the Responsible Gaming Program Specialist in advance of your appointment.

Si vous avez besoin d’un interprète pour bien comprendre le Programme d’auto exclusion et les questions dans le dossier de demande, veuillez en informer le Spécialiste du Programme de jeu responsable avant votre rendez-vous.

ራስን ማግለል መርሃግብርን እና በማመልከቻው ላይ ያሉ ጥያቄዎችን ሙሉ በሙሉ ለመረዳት የቋንቋ አስተርጓሚ የሚፈልጉ ከሆነ፣ እባክዎን ከቀጠሮዎ በፊት ኃላፊነታዊ  የጨዋታ ፕሮግራም ባለሙያውን ያሳውቁ።

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如果您需要一名口译员 来帮助您彻底了解“自我排除计划”应用中的问题,请在预约前通知主管游戏程序专员.

자진 입장 금지 프로그램(Self‐Exclusion Program)과 신청서에 있는 질문들을 완전히 이해하는 데 통역사의 도움이 필요하시면, 예약 시간에 오시기 전에 책임 있는 도박 프로그램(Responsible Gaming Program) 담당자에게 알려 주시기 바랍니다.

Si necesita un intérprete de idiomas para entender bien en qué consiste el Programa de Autoexclusión y las preguntas de la solicitud, por favor hágaselo saber al especialista del Programa de Juego Responsable antes de su cita.