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Warning Signs of Problem Gambling

Are you concerned you might have a gambling problem?

Do you:

  • Find yourself reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money to gamble?
  • Need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to feel the excitement? 
  • Become restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling? 
  • Gamble as a way of escaping from problems or relieving guilt, anxiety or depression? 
  • Often return another day in order to get even or chase your losses after gambling? 
  • Lie to family members, friends, therapist or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling? 
  • Participate in illegal activities (e.g. forgery, fraud or theft) in order to finance your gambling? 
  • Jeopardize or lose a significant relationship, job or educational or career opportunity because of gambling? 
  • Rely on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling? 
  • Attempt to control, cut back or stop gambling but are unable to do so? 
If you scored 1-2, you are at-risk; 3-4, you are a problem gambler; 5 or more, you are a compulsive gambler. 

Please consider seeking help by calling the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966. 


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