Central PGRC


Call us at (315) 413-4676 

Email:  CentralPGRC@NYProblemGambling.org

All calls are confidential. Help to stop gambling near me 

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Problem Gambling?

  • Lying about how much you are gambling and consequently borrowing money to gamble and pay debts.
  • Using money for gambling instead of paying bills despite the consequences.
  • Feeling anxious. Because for instance, you are unable to gamble or trying cut back.
  • Bragging about how much/how often you are winning.
  • Problems at work because you are being distracted by planning gambling activities.
  • Financial distress due to gambling and gambling losses.

*Notably, problem gambling is often easy to hide and can impact anyone. There is in fact no “face” to problem gambling. Therefore, it is important to know the signs. As you can see, even the warning signs can be hidden. Above all, we can help. If you or a loved one need help with a gambling problem, promptly call or email today.

Click here for more WARNING SIGNS, of problem gambling for HELP TO STOP GAMBLING

Partner Spotlight – Underage Gambling Prevention

The Central PGRC would like to highlight our underage gambling prevention partner in Onondaga County.   Prevention Network offers many programs and services to make our community a healthier place. Underage Gambling Prevention presentations and trainings are available and discuss why raising awareness about Underage Gambling is important. Please visit https://www.preventionnetworkcny.org/ and click on trainings to learn more.


Problem Gambling in the news

Central Problem Gambling Resource Center in the news

Auburn Citizen – Mental Health and Problem Gambling

Rome Sentinel – Mental Health and Problem Gambling 

WRVO89.9 Public Media 

NYCPG – Financial-health and gambling  

Spectrum NEWS1 

Auburn Citizen Newspaper

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About the Central Problem Gambling Resource Center: Help to Stop Gambling.

The Central Problem Gambling Resource Center (PGRC) is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling. Funding comes from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. Counties we serve are Cayuga, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, and  St. Lawrence. The cities we serve are Auburn, Watertown, Utica, Rome, Syracuse, Oneonta, Ogdensburg, Canton, Governor, Potsdam, Fulton, and Lowville. The Central PGRC aims to increase public awareness and to connect individuals and their families struggling with gambling issues to get the HELP they need. Therefore, we focus on supporting individuals and families by reducing barriers to getting help. The Central PGRC is the premier center for providing help. Call us now, help to stop gambling near me is available now.


Central PGRC Team

  • Elizabeth Toomey

    Elizabeth Toomey Team Leader

  • Jon Crandall

    Jon Crandall Veteran Outreach Coordinator

  • Melissa Kallfelz, LMHC

    Melissa Kallfelz, LMHC Clinician

  • Tricia Dennis, LMHC

    Tricia Dennis, LMHC Clinician

  • David Bowman, LCSW, CASAC 2

    David Bowman, LCSW, CASAC 2 Clinician

  • Samantha Cole, MSW, LCSW, DSW

    Samantha Cole, MSW, LCSW, DSW Clinician

  • Tracy Carmody, MS, LMHC, NCC, CASAC 2

    Tracy Carmody, MS, LMHC, NCC, CASAC 2 Clinician

  • Nicole Gerace, LCSW-R

    Nicole Gerace, LCSW-R Clinician