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  • Korea Center on Gambling Problems builds the healthy society without harmful effect from gambling
  • Korea Center on Gambling Problems will always be there for you to handle problem gambling
  • The institution Korea Center on Gambling Problems has been established to minimize harmful effects from gambling
  • Strengthening the Activities for Preventing Problem Gambling and Raising the Public’s Awareness of such Activites
    The prevalence rate of gambling addiction in Korea in 2016 was 5.1%(according to the National Gambling Control Commission), which is 2~3 times higher than gambling addiction rates in major foreign nations, Some of the pernicious social problems associated with gambling addiction include personal bankruptcy, suicide, and crime. Therefore, we are making an all out effort to raise public awareness through systematic and continuous activities aimed at preventing the harmful consequences of gambling and prevent addiction to gambling.

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  • Providing Services for Recovery and Rehabilitation from the Effects of Gambling
    The current number of problem gamblers is estimated to be 1.97 million (adults aged 20 or over). Among them, the number of problem gamblers in need of immediate treatment is 0.49 million. Korea Center on Gambling Problems has established the social safety net ‘System for Addiction Prevention, Recovery and Rehabilitation’ to provide beneficiary-centered integrated services for addiction prevention and recovery.

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  • Research on Problem Gambling and Training Manpower
    Korea Center on Gambling Problems is improving the quality of services by performing various studies on prevention of and recovery from gambling addiction and developing and spreading various relevant programs; and is playing an important role in creating the foundations needed to provide effective policies and high-quality addiction prevention and recovery services by continually training experts and continually performing studies and investigations on various types of problem gambling in Korea.

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 Help Line 1336Counselling on Problem Gambling
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Seeking the service is the first step in overcoming problems and difficulties caused by gambling and for seeking a life change. You can use the counseling service via telephoning(24-hours & 365 days) and the Internet and by visiting in person. All the details of the use of service are confidential.