For most people gambling is entertainment – a fun activity that can be enjoyed without harmful effects, but for some it isn’t just a game – it’s a serious problem that continues even after the fun has gone.
Compulsive gambling is not easily detected. The person with a gambling problem will often go to great lengths to cover up the problem and will appear to look fine despite the consequences of their gambling.
A person may be suffering from a gambling problem if they are:
Losing time from work or family due to gambling.
Repeatedly failing attempts to stop or control gambling.
Borrowing money to gamble or pay gambling debts.
Gambling to escape worry or trouble.
Neglecting the care of their self or family in order to gamble.
Lying about the amount of time and money spent on gambling.
Gambling more money in an attempt to win back losses.
Selling or pawning personal possessions to get money to gamble.
Experiencing feelings of hopelessness, depression, or suicide as a result of gambling.
Help is available.
By reaching out to people who understand, you can find the help you or someone you know need.
The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling has a 24 hour, toll-free hotline at 800-522-4700. Or you can visit the Gambler’s Anonymous website here. This is a non-profit organization not affiliated with CasinoCubed.com in any way.