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Warning Signs

Problem gambling is a serious disorder with specific warning signs.

Warning signs include:

  • Preoccupation with gambling

  • Talking only about wins, not about losses

  • Gambling as a way to escape problems

  • Hiding gambling losses from family members

  • Borrowing money to fund gambling

  • Withdrawing from family and friends

  • Being unable to stop or cutback on gambling

If any of these warning signs apply to you, please seek help as soon as possible. Calling the helpline is free and confidential, and trained professionals are available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-GAMBLER or 1-800-522-4700 for help.