Signs & Symptoms of Gambling Addiction

Here are a few common signs of a gambling problem:

  • Using credit cards to acquire funds to gamble
  • Bragging about or hiding gambling activity
  • Lying about wins or losses
  • Growing preoccupation with gambling
  • A need to bet more money, more frequently
  • Restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop
  • “Chasing” after wins, resulting in greater losses
  • Losing track of time while gambling
  • Neglecting family members in order to gamble
  • Loss of control in spite of mounting negative consequences

There are other signs and symptoms as well. Check out the 20-Question Self Test or the Gam-Anon “Are you living with a compulsive gambler?” questionnaire for more things to consider.