Most experts agree there is no way to identify a problem gambler, however, it is important for each patron to know the warning signs. These signs include but are not limited to:


• A person gambles longer than planned
• A person gambles until their last dollar is gone
• A person has lost sleep due to their gambling
• A person has used their income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid
• A person has been unsuccessful in their attempts to stop gambling
• A person borrows money to finance their gambling
• A person breaks the law, or considers breaking the law to finance their gambling
• A person feels depressed or suicidal because of gambling losses
• A person feels remorseful after gambling
• A person gambles to obtain money to meet their financial obligations


According to psychiatric professionals, if a person suffers from five or more of these symptoms they may be suffering from a gambling problem.

 

Help is Available - When It’s No Longer A Game
It is important to know that if you or someone you know is experiencing a gambling problem, help is available!

The Problem Gamblers Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions.

Resources are available to help you or someone you know receive the appropriate treatment. Caring and knowledgeable counselors will provide information on available treatment and support resources in your area for both the gambler and those affected by the gambler’s problem.

 

Just Pick Up a Phone
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem encourage them to get help.

 

Please contact:
Problem Gamblers Help Line
1.800.522.4700


 

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