What Are the Signs of a Gambling Problem?
- Borrows money to cover gambling debts
- Gambles when feeling bored or distressed
- Lies to family and friends about gambling
- Tries to win back money lost
- Is often preoccupied with gambling
- Loses interest in other activities
- Is argumentative or defensive about gambling behavior
- Is absent for long periods of time
- Goes without basic needs in order to gamble
Source: National Council on Problem Gambling, 2016
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