Do you or does someone you know like to bet on games of chance? Here are ten signs and indicators to help you detect when gambling is becoming a problem.

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The first ones to detect a gambling problem are usually the people in the gambler's circle of friends and family. They spot the problem well before the gambler does. Here are some tips to help.

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As with all addictions, the severity of the problem varies from person to person, and there's no set pattern for when addicts gamble (daily vs. weekly) or the medium they use.

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Although most people are able to enjoy gambling as entertainment and a healthy pastime, some people cannot. The information on this website is meant to help people who believe they may have a gambling problem.

Problem gambling (also known as ludomania, but commonly referred to as “gambling addiction”) is the urge to gamble constantly regardless of negative consequences or a desire to quit. Problem gambling is usually defined by whether gambling is causing harm to the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behavior. Based on certain criteria, the gambler may be diagnosed with clinical pathological gambling. Pathological gambling is a common disorder with both social and family costs.

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