About Us

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of a gambling disorder.

Founded in 1983, the Council has been instrumental in bringing the issue of gambling disorder to the attention of the public and policymakers, offering resources to people experiencing problems with gambling, their loved ones, and concerned members of the community.

Prior to 1987, there were no funded gambling disorder services available in Massachusetts. Today, due largely to the efforts of the Council, awareness of gambling disorder has increased significantly, along with sources of help for those who need it.