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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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Source: National Council on Problem Gambling, 2016

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