Gaming Risk “Self-Check”
Taking a Time Out
Resources for Help
There are over 45 providers throughout the state of Oregon providing FREE, state-funded, confidential gambling treatment to Oregon residents and their families or friends. All counselors are trained and certified in gambling addiction.
When you connect, a certified gambling addiction counselor will listen, answer questions and refer you to free and confidential treatment services. Additionally, there are statewide home-based telephone counseling programs and motivational texting support available so you can get help in the way that’s best for you.
Connect with Help
- • Visit the Oregon Problem Gambling Resources website for information about accessing help and treatment in your area.
- • Call the helpline 24/7 to speak with a trained professional (1-877-MY-LIMIT)
- • Live chat or Text 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday
- • Find a meeting or a treatment center
- • Or visit GamTalk; an online community for people with gambling issues
With gaming opportunities so readily available on mobile devices, responsible online gaming relies heavily on parental control and supervision. Underage gaming is not only illegal but can also result in early gaming dependency and substantial debts incurred by unsupervised children. Recognizing this, Oregon Lottery Scoreboard requires age verification and has integrated a number of security features into our digital platforms. Additionally, we offer the following tips for parents:
- • Have open discussions with your underage children about the risks associated with gaming
- • Make use of filtering software to prevent your children from accessing inappropriate material, including gaming sites.
- • Do not allow your underage children to participate in any gaming for money activity, even something as seemingly harmless as Scratch tickets or Loot Boxes
- • Keep your Oregon Lottery Scoreboard Username and Password safe.
- • Do not leave your computer unattended when logged in to your Oregon Lottery Scoreboard account.
- • Keep your credit/debit cards and other financial account details out of reach of children.
- • Do not save passwords on your computer. Write them down and keep them in a safe place, away from minors.
- • Do not use the “Remember Me” feature if you access Oregon Lottery Scoreboard from a shared computer, especially if you share your computer with children.