Our mission is to reduce the individual, familial, and societal harm caused by problem gambling.

Services Provided

California residents are eligible to receive 8 weeks of no-cost therapy with the following list of CalGETS approved therapists specializing in problem gambling. Free treatment is available for both gamblers and those affected by problem gambling behavior such as close family members.

Who We Serve

California residents 18 and older.

Mission and Goals

Establish a statewide treatment program that will reduce the negative impact of problem and pathological gambling in California. Establish a broad spectrum of treatment services using a stepped-care approach to address diverse multi-cultural treatment needs for problem and pathological gamblers and affected individuals.

Year Founded


Impact Statement

California Problem Gambling Helpline assists 300-400 people monthly. Since 2009, CalGETS has provided no-cost treatment to 17,000+ problem gamblers and those affected by problem gambling. With the California Office of Problem Gambling, UGSP trains roughly 100 therapists per year to treat problem gamblers and affected individuals.


Treatment was excellent. Helped me understand the root of my gambling problem.

— Participant

Want to thank the program because it has helped me a lot. Very grateful the therapy was free.

— Participant

Happy and grateful for the program. Helped me and the problem gambler a great deal.

— Participant