Watch for Harmful Gambling


Does gambling seem like less fun lately? Do you have a desire to gamble more often, for longer periods of time or with more money? These are some of signs that gambling may be becoming harmful to you. Other signs of problem gambling include:

  • Lying about or hiding your gambling
  • Losing track of time while gambling
  • Feelings of depression or anger
  • Spending money you “couldn’t afford” (i.e. money meant to pay bills)
  • Ignoring work, family or other responsibilities
  • Borrowing money more frequently
  • “Chasing” (trying to win back lost money)
  • Believing that you are “due” for a win or that things will “balance out”
  • Viewing gambling as the most important thing in your life
  • Gambling to cope with or avoid problems
  • Fighting with family or friends over gambling
  • Ignoring your physical and emotional health because of gambling1

To help avoid experiencing the above symptoms, check out these ways to lower your risk of gambling becoming a problem.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you call 1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537) or click below to learn more about:

Gambling Addiction

Risk Groups

Impacts of Problem Gambling

Help for Problem Gamblers

Help for Teens

Help for Family Members

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