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
• 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
• A person feels remorseful after gambling
• A person gambles to obtain money to meet their financial
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.
Problem Gamblers Help Line