How to stop Gambling in Pennsylvania
Welcome to QuitGamble.com! In this guide, we’ll give you all the information you need to quit gambling. The guide focuses on the options a problem gambler has in Pennsylvania.
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Let’s Get Started
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo of addiction. We believe Let’s Get Started is the cause of addiction. It’s the escape from the pain we get addicted to.
The first thing, we’d like you to ask yourself is:
What is gambling doing for you?
What happens when you gamble? Does it create a moment of peace? A period when nothing else matters? Perhaps the answers can explain why it’s so hard to quit?
Eliminate Triggers to Gamble
The second step is to limit your exposure to gambling triggers. It’s nearly impossible to stop eating ice cream if you have a freezer full of it. It’s the same with gambling! Removing apps and things you connect with gambling can aid you to become gambling-free. In our video course How to create a Change Plan, we call it “clean up your physical space. (Highly recommended)
How to decrease your exposure to gambling ads?
Can you self-exclude from casinos in Pennsylvania?
Great! These things are a good start, but what help can a gambling addict get in Pennsylvania to decrease the number of triggers? In some US states, there is a compulsive gambling prevention program, but there is no self-exclusion casino program in Pennsylvania.
So, what can you do instead?
Let’s get you back in control by self-exclude from casinos in Pennsylvania. Even if there is no voluntary self-exclusion program for the entire state, you can still self-exclude yourself from the casinos, or other gambling places you most often visit. Take a friend with you, and self-ban yourself from the casino. (The friend is there to make sure you do what you came to the casino to do.)
Do you gamble online in Pennsylvania?
Is there a way to self-exclusion from online casinos in Pennsylvania?
Again, there is no program to sign up for. But, you have another option! You can download an app like Gamban or Betblocker. You can read our review of Gamban here.
In short, when you install Gamban on your phone and desktop, the app blocks online gambling websites in Pennsylvania, as well as in other places. When you try to access any gambling-related site, you’ll only see a message that the website is blocked. Gamban even covers betting apps you have installed on your phone.
Another advantage is that you can’t uninstall the app whenever you want. You need to wait until your subscription runs out.
Welcome to QuitGamble.com
We believe it’s important to keep away from gambling, but the ugly truth is that few people succeed by just staying away. To stop gambling addiction, you need to address what makes gambling so attractive to you. Remember the questions on top? On QG, we’ll work on your inner, as well as, your outer game. We’ll support you on your way to becoming gambling free!
Join a community of people who wants to become happier, and free from their gambling problems.
If you feel overwhelmed by all the information in this guide, don’t worry. As a new member, we’ll hand you the tools you need to kick this addiction’s ass step by step.
Let’s begin by doing the Happiness Test!
What resources are there for a gambling addict in Pennsylvania?
Are you tired of gambling? Do you need some help to quit? As a compulsive gambler in Pennsylvania, here are some more resources that can be helpful.
- QuitGamble.com (We challenge you, to challenge yourself)
- Gambler’s Anonymous Pennsylvania (Classic 12-steps, or read QG vs GA)
- Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania
- Suicidal thoughts? Please call: National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Action Plan – How to stop gambling in Pennsylvania?
Let’s KICK ADDICTION’S ASS together! You’ve already taken a big leap to become gambling-free by reading through this guide. Hopefully, you’ve also asked yourself why gambling is so attractive. We recommend you do the next 3-7 steps below. You don’t need to stop gambling alone in Pennsylvania. On QG we help you back on your feet, cheer you on, and aid you on your journey to… yes, that’s right…
TO KICK ADDICTION’S ASS
Read this guide Ask yourself is: What is gambling doing for you?
- Sign up for the free Change Plan course to get started
- Switch email address, phone number
- If you’re gambling online, download and install Gamban.
- Do the Happiness Test
- Sign up for a free account and join the QG community.