Available Resources for Support
If gambling becomes a problem for you or someone you know, there are many resources
that can be accessed for support and information. There are also many self-assessment
tools available online or through Addiction Services which can help you assess your
Provincial Helplines - Each Atlantic Canadian province provides support, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing problems with their gambling activities through a free, confidential helpline.
- 1-800-461-1234 in New Brunswick
- 1-888-899-HELP (4357) in Newfoundland & Labrador
- 1-888-347-8888 in Nova Scotia
- 1-855-255-4255 in Prince Edward Island
PEI Gambling Addiction Services. Treatment is available for people
experiencing problems with gambling through Addiction Services.
Programs are offered at the Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility in
Mount Herbert. Referrals are available at the Responsible Gambling Information
Centre (RGIC) or by calling 902-368-4120.
Mobile services are also offered in the other regions of the Island. For
more information, call 1-888-299-8399.
Additional information can be found on the Addiction Services website:
Self-Exclusion Program at Red Shores. Red Shores' self-exclusion program is
a voluntary program for players who wish to ban themselves for the gaming floor for
a period of 6, 12, 24 or 36 months. Players can access the program by visiting
the RGIC and speaking to a responsible gambling representative or one of the security
officers. The responsible gambling representative, along with a security officer,
will assist the player through the self-exclusion process and will act as their
advocate. For further information on the self-exclusion program, visit the RGIC or
call 902-620-4267 for our Charlottetown location and 902-888-5675 for our Summerside location.
- Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous is a group of men and women who share their experiences so that they may help each other solve their gambling problem.
Gam-Anon is a 12 step self-help organization for those affected by the gambling problem of a loved one. No dues or fees are required.
- Credit Counselling PEI
A confidential service provided by Family Service PEI at no charge. The goal is to help Islanders deal with debt concerns and money management. For more information on the available services, please call 902-892-2441 in the Charlottetown area or 902-436-9171 in the Summerside area.
- Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada
The Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) is a registered non-profit organization, providing confidential and professional budget, credit and debt repayment counseling programs to families and individuals. For more information, please call 1-888-753-2227 or visit
- Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
The Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling provides information and resources to help prevent problem gambling.
- Responsible Gambling Council
The Responsible Gambling Council works with individuals and communities to address gambling in a healthy and responsible way. The Council undertakes research and public awareness programs designed to prevent gambling-related problems.
- GamTalk Forum
GamTalk is an online forum for anyone who wants to discuss gambling issues, concerns about the gambling behaviour of a friend or loved one, or advice on ways to keep gambling responsible. Developed by Dr. Richard Wood, a psychologist who specializes in responsible gambling initiatives, GamTalk will create a support network for players at all levels of the risk continuum.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
An online community supported by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This website contains information about problem gambling for individuals concerned about their own, or someone else's gambling. ProblemGambling.ca also provides an online space for professionals to exchange knowledge and resources about problem gambling.