In 1986, the treatment of problem gambling was in its infancy. Dr. Robert Custer, the universally acknowledged founding father of problem gambling treatment, came to Las Vegas with the idea of creating a world class treatment facility to help those with gambling problems in the gambling capital of the world. Upon his arrival, he selected the late Dr. Robert Hunter to co-design and direct what became the nation’s largest problem gambling inpatient treatment center. Over the years the program, run by Charter Hospital, treated thousands of problem gamblers and served the model for other treatment programs around the world. Eventually, the program evolved into an outpatient program which proved to be even more successful than the inpatient program.
The mission of The Problem Gambling Center is to provide evaluation, individual and group counseling services to persons who have gambling problems and the family and friends of our clients who are affected by gambling, without regard for their ability to pay.
9am - 4pm
Monday - Thursday
10am - 2pm