Frequently asked questions
What are some signs that your loved one might be a problem gambler?
There are numerous signs that will be different for each individual - these signs might include:
* getting phone calls from bill collectors
* bills not being paid
* borrowing money on a regular basis
* individual may be gone for long, unexplained periods of time
* increased irritability for no apparent reason
* you are noticing more lying and stories to explain behaviors and habits
* your loved one is using threats, lies or charms to manipulate you or others in your lives
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How can I tell if I am a compulsive gambler?
Only you can make that decision. A compulsive gambler is described as a person whose gambling has caused growing and continuing problems in any department of their life.
For insight, consider taking the Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions Quiz.
Who is at risk for problem gambling?
Problem gambling does not discriminate. Anyone who gambles can develop problems. This is why it is important to be aware of the risks and to gamble in a responsible way, if you choose to gamble. Problem gamblers might be youth, college students, adults, or older adults - of all genders. It is most important to recognize when gambling behavior interferes with finances, relationships and the workplace, a serious problem already exists.