Responsible Gambling

Problem gambling is defined as the impulse to repeatedly gamble despite adverse consequences or a desire to quit. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a gambling problem, we have compiled a list of resources that are there to help:

Gamblersanonymous.org

Gamcare.org

NCPgambling.org

Signs and symptoms of problem gambling – Per Mayoclinic.org

  • Being preoccupied with gambling, such as constantly planning how to get more gambling money
  • Needing to gamble with increasing amounts of money to get the same thrill
  • Trying to control, cut back or stop gambling, without success
  • Feeling restless or irritable when you try to cut down on gambling
  • Gambling to escape problems or relieve feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety or depression
  • Trying to get back lost money by gambling more (chasing losses)
  • Lying to family members or others to hide the extent of your gambling
  • Jeopardizing or losing important relationships, a job, or school or work opportunities because of gambling
  • Resorting to theft or fraud to get gambling money
  • Asking others to bail you out of financial trouble because you gambled money away

Prevention

If you feel as if you may have a gambling problem, we suggest you visit the resource list that was provided above. Following the prevention methods that these organizations discuss can help you or a loved one cope with gambling addiction, and furthermore make the right steps to addressing and removing this problem from your life.

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