Responsible Gaming » Iowa Treatment Programs

The IGA is committed to helping people identify problem gambling warning signs and to directing them toward help. We work with treatment providers statewide and other organizations to further prevention, awareness and access. Our members also work directly with the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program, which contracts with 11 local agencies to provide problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery support services in 11 regions of Iowa. 

The IOWA GAMBLING TREATMENT PROGRAM (IGTP) works to reduce the harm caused by problem gambling by funding a range of services for Iowans. Treatment for problem gambling is available for problem gamblers, concerned persons and family.

Services include:

  • Outpatient counseling (including group, individual and e-therapy options)
  • Financial counseling (including budgeting and debt reduction plans)
  • Recovery support services (client-selected supports and services intended to enhance and further recovery)
  • Targeted prevention and education services (schools, community groups, employers, casinos and at-risk groups)
  • A statewide help line (1-800-BETS OFF) and website (www.1800BETSOFF.org, which is now part of the new integrated yourlifeiowa.org) provides problem gambling information and referral services

Goals of These Efforts:

  • Ensure gaming tax funds are earmarked by the state for the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program
  • Increase public awareness of resources
  • Heighten public knowledge about treatment accessibility
  • Improve understanding of problem gambling in the context of current public policy as it is formulated by the legislature and other policy-making bodies

The IGA takes its responsibilities to its members and state residents seriously. We are proud that Iowa voters have consistently supported gaming and Iowans' freedom to choose how to spend their budgeted entertainment dollars. The IGA encourages everyone to spend with their head, not over it!

**A 2015 annual report showed 92 percent of those treated by the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program reduced signs of problem gambling. Review the report here.**


Find a Gambling Treatment Facility Near You

You can find the treatment organization in your area by calling 1-800 BETS OFF or by visiting YourLifeIowa.org's providers map.

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Get Help Quick by Phone

Call 1-800-BETS OFF. The 1-800-BETS OFF (1-800-238-7633) program is part of YourLifeIowa.org, which is funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health under the Division of Behavioral Health. 

Live outside of Iowa? Call 1-800-522-4700.

Get Help Online

Visit YourLifeIowa.org. This website has a wealth of resources for those seeking assistance with problem gambling. From a three-question "Am I at risk?" quiz to help for friends and family, the site is a great starting point.