Self-Assessment

10 Indications of Problem or Compulsive Gambling Behavior

  • Have you often gambled longer than you had planned?
  • Have you often gambled until your last dollar was gone?
  • Have thoughts of gambling caused you to lose sleep?
  • Have you used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid?
  • Have you made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling?
  • Have you broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling?
  • Have you borrowed money to finance your gambling?
  • Have you felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses?
  • Have you been remorseful after gambling?
  • Have you gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations?

If you or someone you know answers “Yes” to any of these questions, consider seeking assistance from a professional regarding this gambling behavior.  Help is available by simply calling the National Problem Gambling Help Line at 800-522-4700.  It is toll free and confidential throughout the U.S.

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