Betting Costs

Social Costs of Gambling Addiction in North Carolina – $ 186,730,000
Social Costs – Calculated based on National Gambling Impact Study Commission estimates that each
pathological gambler costs society $1,200 per year, and each problem gambler $715. Additional
research shows $1 in problem gambling services saves $2 in social costs.
Calls from North Carolina to NCPG Helpline in 2009: 3,017
National Problem Gambling Helpline (800.522.4700) – a single point of access for a network of
27 call centers that cover the entire United States. While a majority of helpline callers are not in
crisis, every call must be answered as if it is a crisis situation. In addition, the call volume does not
include calls from other state and regional problem gambling helplines.