General information

Forms of gambling

Pathological gambling behavior can manifest itself in very different forms of gambling. From classic slot machines in arcades, casino games, sports betting and lotteries to an increasingly present form of online gambling.

Consequences of gambling

The consequences of gambling extend into the various areas of a person's life. In addition to the financial damage that often occurs, the consequences of excessive gambling behavior can also include neglecting one's own care, social and professional relationships and tasks, as well as social and emotional withdrawal. Crime to obtain money in order to continue gambling is also a possible consequence of this addiction.


Help and advice

Are you unsure whether your gambling is problematic?

Counseling centers provide advice free of charge and anonymously if you wish. The counselors are bound to confidentiality.



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Frequently asked questions about online advice

Addiction counseling is generally free of charge and can also be anonymous if you wish. The counselor will discuss your concerns with you and listen to your problems and worries. You will then decide together what further steps to take. Counseling sessions, whether in person, by email or via chat, always remain confidential.

You can register at the selected advice center under "Login". If you book an appointment or send an email inquiry, you can also register there. Of course, this login is also anonymous if you wish, as you only need to create a user name and password to register.

The addiction counseling centers can be reached by telephone during business hours.

If you need help outside these hours, please contact the nationwide Addiction & Drugs Hotline (phone: 01806 313031).

If you have difficulties, try reloading the page. If you still have problems, it is best to contact the advice center by e-mail or telephone so that an appointment can still take place.

In principle, counseling is open to everyone. Regardless of whether you are affected or a relative.