Problem Gambling Resources

Recent Changes in Gambling

The US already has 33 states in some stage of legalizing sports betting/online betting. In 2017, there were less than 3.  We are now in an era with more expanded legalized gambling, both in brick and mortar establishments and online, than ever before.

The Better Institute has made it a focus to help as many people as possible that experience gambling harms; including individuals, partner/spouses, and the family. 

Video Resources

  • Teletherapy

  • Substance Use Disorders and Gambling

  • Gambling Treatment

Podcasts & Media Resources

Pennsylvanians Gambling in Record Numbers, Online Games Surge

ABC News

May 2021

"Profile of the new compulsive gambler: younger and self-destructing online"

Penn Bets

Reported by Gary Rotstein

April 2020

“Sports Betting Gaining Popularity In Pittsburgh”

CBS Pittsburgh

Reporting by Andy Sheehan

November 11, 2019

"Sports Gambling. Here, There and Everywhere. Increasing risk for gambling addiction."

Social Work Today

Reported by Kate Jackson 

July 2019

"Online sports betting ramps up risks for gambling addicts"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reported by Gary Rotstein

June 2019

"As March Madness arrives, so does hint of more sports betting addiction"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reported by Gary Rotstein

March 2019

The Better Institute helps people impacted by gambling harms.

We work with individuals, partner/spouses, and the family.
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