Western Problem Gambling Resource Center PGRC

 Help to stop gambling near me.

“How do I or someone I know stop gambling or sports betting?”

(716) 833-4274 (Confidential Help to Stop Gambling)

Western Problem Gambling Resource Center


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First, click to see Angela DiRosa’s interview with Jacquie Walker. While they discuss gambling and gambling addiction and how to get help. Also, how to identify the problem gambling.

Also, if you are visiting this site outside WNY: CLICK HERE


Thank you Kelly Hanlin and St. Bonaventure University for recognizing the

potential negative impact of sports betting on WNY’ers.



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Jeffrey Wierzbicki and Joel Oriend discuss Mobile Sports Betting on WQRW. CLICK ME

Next, you can listen to Jeffrey Wierzbicki with Oriend on WQRW Community Focus. 


Help to stop gambling near me. In addition listen to PPAC Central – Partners for Prevention Allegany County Podcast. As Jon Chafee (PPAC) talks about problem gambling and mobile sports betting. Additionally, they discuss plans for Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Joining Jon is Jeffrey Wierzbicki and Angela DiRosa from the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center.


The NYCPG 2022 Conference on Problem Gambling.

The conference was above all a tremendous success!



Western Problem Gambling Resource Center – Help to stop gambling near me.

———–Read the latest NYCPG Blog – Financial Health and Gambling———–

BLOG 4/25/2022 Click me!

Mobile Sports Betting is LIVE in NYS. In other words, those struggling with a sports betting gambling problem now have 24/7 access to bet. Because of this access, we must all help raise awareness.

Recently, Angela DiRosa joined Jacquie Walker on WIVB News 4. During the interview Angela talked about the impact that Mobile Sports Betting (MSB) on Western New Yorkers. As well as problem gambling warning signs. Similarly how to get help with a gambling problem. Consequently, as Mobile Sports Betting rolls out, know how to get help. While a gambling problem can happen to anyone, there is help.

Building Partnerships Increases Problem Gambling Knowledge

Accordingly, Western PGRC staff are excited to begin a partnership with Buffalo and WNY VA. Because, The VA is dedicated to raising awareness about prescription and other drug addictions within the veteran community. Also the affects of drugs, alcohol, and gambling are closely related. Therefore, everyone in recovery should be aware of services that can also help people gambling with gambling addiction.

National Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is in November. Because EAP’s help people. Equally important, they can deal with personal or work-related problems that could impact themselves and their work we have partnered to raise awareness of problem gambling. In addition, partners, including Wende Correctional Facility, invited the Western PGRC in so staff could learn warnings signs and how to get help.

Likewise, if you would like to partner with us learn ways to raise awareness of problem gambling, email us today!

Who Do We Serve?

Besides Buffalo, we serve Warsaw to Jamestown, Batavia to Lewiston and Amherst to Wellsville. Niagara Falls to Olean and Hamburg and Dunkirk. Now, confidential help to stop gambling is here in Western New York (WNY).

Not in WNY?

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Confidential email for help with gambling problems and help to stop gambling:



Media Links:

New Year, New You! (NYCPG Blog Post) – Read the article here!

WYRK “Help is available”

“Are We Ready For Mobile Sports Betting?”

PPAC Central Blog “Gambling” (Video)

Buffalo News “Mobile Sports Betting”

Spectrum News “Mobile Sports Betting Raises Concerns” (Video)

WKBW “Local Help is Available”

NEW QR Code for Help

WIVB “Recognizing Gambling Addiction

Warsaw’s Country Courier “Stress Awareness Month”

PPAC Central Blog


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.



“Here to Help” Call (716) 833-4274 for confidential help with a gambling problem.


Visit StrongerThanYouThinkNY.org for more information. Also learn about how you can become an advocate.

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

The Western 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.  Therefore, purpose of the Western PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling. We serve Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming Counties. As well as, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties. Western PGRC aims to increase public awareness. Also to connect anyone struggling with services.

Our staff are dedicated to spreading our message. So the lives of those harmed by problem gambling improves. Therefore, we help anyone struggling with a gambling problem. We also help their loved ones. Because we focus on supporting people and reducing barriers to getting help. The Western PGRC is above all the premier center for providing help. Help to stop gambling is available now in Western New York.

Training Opportunities Available:

In addition to helping individuals and families find treatment and support, the Western PGRC can help you and your team increase their knowledge of problem gambling.

Training Topics Include: PG 101 – Just the Basics. Also Problem Gambling and Suicide: The Relationship With Mental Health. Additional topics include, Problem Gambling – Emerging Trends and Problem Gambling and Seniors.

In addition to the above topics, we have many trainings to meet your needs. Simply email us for more information!

Contact Email: WesternPGRC@NYProblemGambling.org  /  Return Home: NYCPG HOME PAGE



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Western Problem Gambling Resource Center PGRC Team

  • Jeffrey Wierzbicki

    Jeffrey Wierzbicki Team Leader

  • Angela DiRosa

    Angela DiRosa Program Manager

  • M. Erin Koprevich, LCSW-R

    M. Erin Koprevich, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Lisa C. Sherwood, LCSW-R

    Lisa C. Sherwood, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Daniel J. Ort, LMHC

    Daniel J. Ort, LMHC Clinician

  • Charles L. Fowler, LCSW-R CASAC-G

    Charles L. Fowler, LCSW-R CASAC-G Clinician

  • Bernard A. Huber, LCSW

    Bernard A. Huber, LCSW Clinician

  • Adam Giancarlo, LCSW

    Adam Giancarlo, LCSW Clinician

  • Kris Sokolofsky, LCSW

    Kris Sokolofsky, LCSW Clinician

  • Stephanie Wesner, LMHC, CASAC

    Stephanie Wesner, LMHC, CASAC Clinician

  • Lisa Mann, LMHC, CASAC-2

    Lisa Mann, LMHC, CASAC-2 Clinician

  • Jakob Smidt, LCSW

    Jakob Smidt, LCSW Clinician

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