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Getting help

Need help?

Is gambling becoming a concern to you? Get information, tips and help by calling Gambling: Help and Referral. The helpline is confidential, bilingual, and free. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout Québec.

You can also contact health professionals, such as your family doctor or the staff at your CLSC.

Know the warning signs

I am constantly thinking about gambling.

I have increased the amount I bet in order to attain the same level of excitement.

I cannot play less or stop entirely.

There have been changes in my gambling behaviour (spending, length of play or frequency).

I borrow money to play or to pay gambling debts.

I jeopardize important relationships or work because of gambling.

I lie to cover up my gambling.

If you see yourself in one or more of these signs, do not hesitate to take a break or ask for help.

Speak to a loved one or a professional by contacting Gambling: Help and Referral or your CLSC. 


You may also deny yourself access to Loto-Québec’s gaming establishments and online gaming site. Review the self-exclusion program.


Find help

Get Help for a Loved One

Worried that your loved one’s gambling has become a problem?

Self-Exclusion Program

Enrolling in the self-exclusion program is free and confidential.

Additional Resources and Useful Links

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