For some, writing down thoughts and questions is easier than verbally asking someone for help. Texting the Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Helpline (SPGH) offers privacy, convenience and takes away any anxiety or worrying.

When visiting our website,, with your computer or smartphone you will find convenient links to the Text and Chat Lines.

Click the link and you can ask for help or general information for yourself, a family member or friend who may be dealing with an addiction to gambling.

Since addictions are personal and the effects emotional, some may be overwhelmed by their addiction. Texting allows you the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings as well as review and revisit them.

Texting is considered an excellent tool in helping to change our behaviors. This can be an important step in self-healing and self-awareness. It also allows you time to think, reflect and add additional thoughts.

Texting 1-306-400-2785 or Online Chat are available seven days a week from 7 pm to midnight.

The Problem Gambling Help Line, 1-800-306-6789, provides free 24-hour help to those with gambling problems and their families. Callers receive confidential, professional service from trained counsellors.