Warning Signs

How You Can Tell If You or Someone You Know Has a Gambling Problem

  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins, minimizing losers?
  • Spending much of your time gambling, thinking about or planning to gamble?
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling?
  • Borrowing for gambling?
  • Hiding the time spent gambling or hiding bills and unpaid debts?
  • Lying about how much time or money you have spent or lost gambling?
  • Frequent unexplained absences
  • Giving up family time or missing work or school because of gambling or not stopping even if family members are concerned?
If you answered yes to even 2 or 3 of the above questions, you may be at risk for gambling problems.

If you, or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. For help, call the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.