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Warning Signs of Problem Gambling

March 11, 2024

Problem gambling is on the rise! It is no longer confined to the brick-and-mortar casinos but rather is readily available through apps on our phones, lottery kiosks at the grocery store, and skill machines at restaurants and gas stations.

Here are a few of the warning signs to look out for that you or someone you love may be struggling with problem gambling.

  • Changes in personality or behavior such as inconsistencies at work/school or being impatient/ignoring family and friends.

  • Changes in spending habits or unexplained debts, cash, and/or new possessions

  • Unusual interest in teams or athletes and use of gambling language (ie betting, point spread)