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Gambler’s Support

If you feel that gambling is no longer fun, GameSense offers resources to help you take control.

Signs of a Problem with Gambling

If you’re nodding your head a little too much as you read this list, it could be a sign that it’s time to take control.

  • Gambling for longer and longer periods of time
  • Lying about gambling
  • Often missing work or school to gamble
  • Placing gambling above personal or family responsibilities
  • Using gambling as an escape
  • Gambling with money needed to pay the bills
  • Believing the big win will solve all the problems

What can you do?

If you think someone has a problem with gambling, here’s how you can help:

  • Show that you care and are concerned
  • Make it clear you’re there as a friend
  • Be ready with examples of how you and others have been affected
  • Try not to lecture, sound judgmental, or insist they stop immediately
  • Be supportive and offer resources for getting help
  • Remember that it must be their choice to change, and only when they’re ready

Resources for Helping You or a Loved One Gamble Responsibly:

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