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Problem Gambling Help

The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling:

The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling is dedicated to increasing public awareness about compulsive gambling in a culturally sensitive manner; providing treatment and prevention services at no cost for problem gamblers, their families, and vulnerable youth. NMCPG local staff personally man and operate a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline (1-800-Gambler); the building of education initiatives for behavioral health providers and ongoing training & certification programs for gaming industry employees, while maintaining neutrality in legalized gambling.

New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.
Crisis Helpline: 1-800-572-1142
Administration: (505) 897-1000 (Both Locations)

Albuquerque Satelite Office
Physical Address:
9132 4th St NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194

Farmington Headquarters
Physical Address:
213 West Mesa
Gallup, New Mexico 87301

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 10127
Albuquerque, NM 87184-0127

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico:

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico provides educational materials for those who want information about problem gambling, and funds treatment and counseling services. This website offers information for problem gamblers, their families, employers and communities, including a self-test, videos about problem gambling, information on self-exclusion at casinos, and more.

Gambling Helpline, 888-696-2440

Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico
PO Box 65247
Albuquerque, NM 87193


Gamblers Anonymous:

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

New Mexico Hotline: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

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Gamblers Anonymous – International Service Office
1306 Monte Vista Avenue Suite 5
Upland, CA 91786

Phone: (909) 931-9056
Fax: (909) 931-9059


The Evolution Group - Problem Gambling Treatment Program:

Trained therapists and addiction counselors can help the gambler understand the addiction and develop new coping skills to deal with the stress of everyday living. Call The Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center: Evolution Group in Albuquerque at 505-242-6988 ext. 129, or visit

The Evolution Group, Inc. – Problem Gambling Treatment Clinic
218 Broadway Blvd SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-6988 ext. 129

The Evolution Group, Inc. is a private counseling firm, since 1998, that has built its practice around the core values of integrity, authenticity, safety, honoring individuality, and intentionality. 

The National Council on Problem Gambling:

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is the only national nonprofit organization that seeks to mitigate gambling-related harm. The organization works to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling


National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th St. NW Suite 601
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone (202) 547-9204

Acoma Behavioral Health Services:

Acoma Behavioral Health Services

45 Pinsbaari Dr
Acoma, NM 87034

Phone: (505) 552-6661

Mescalero Responsible Gaming Program:

Mescalero Responsible Gaming Program

PO Box 330
287 Carrizo Canyon Road
Mescalero, NM 88340

Phone: 1-575-464-7106

Laguna Behavioral Health:

Laguna Behavioral Health

7 Rio San Jose Road
Old Laguna, NM 87026 (Across the road from the Old Laguna Post office)

Phone: 1-505-552-6513

New Mexico Asian Family Center:

New Mexico Asian Family Center

PO Box 37346
Albuquerque, NM 87176

Phone: (505) 717-2877

* Disclaimer

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The New Mexico Gaming Control Board bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Self-Exclusion Information

Self-Exclusion Program

A patron of a casino can request to voluntarily ban his or her access to that property by completing a “Self-Exclusion Request” form available at each casino or one provided by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board here. Each casino has different regulations on self-banning. Contact the information desk at each casino in your area or call for more details.

Other local resources may be available in your community. To find a local counselor, look in the phone directory under Addictions: Gambling or search online for terms such as problem gambling counselor, gambling addiction treatment, or gambling addiction counseling.​

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have additional questions, please contact our Responsible Gaming Coordinator at (505) 221-9727 or our front office at (505) 841 -9700.

Compulsive & Problem Gambling Plan

Racetrack gaming operator licensees are required to contribute one-quarter of one percent of net slot revenues toward the prevention, education, and treatment of compulsive gambling. The Tribal-State Gaming Compacts impose the same requirement on tribal gaming operators.

Monies set aside for compulsive gambling have been allocated to problem gambling counseling, personnel training for problem gambling behavior recognition, gambling helpline advertisements, brochures that address problem gambling, participation in the New Mexico Problem Gambling Alliance, and crisis intervention and prevention programs.

The Gaming Control Board has also included in its electronic searchable database the names of persons who have self-excluded from a racetrack gaming operator licensee’s premises, pursuant to SB299, which was passed during the 2009 regular session, now incorporated as Section 60-2E-34.1 of the Gaming Control Act. This function of the database allows racetrack gaming operators to identify, exclude from their premises, and confiscate the winnings of persons who have placed themselves on the self-exclusion list.  The Gaming Control Board believes that this self-exclusion is a crucial component of problem gaming abatement.

Self-Exclusion Applications: