Problem gambling

“Problem” gambling will look different for each person. A useful way to look at it is if someone carries on gambling even though it is having a negative impact in their life.

Check out our information below to find out more about what problem gambling looks like.

Anyone can develop a gambling problem. How young a person is when they start gambling might increase the chances of them becoming problem gamblers. The earlier people start, the more likely they are to experience gambling-related problems later on. Other things can influence the chance of being a problem gambler such as whether your parents were gamblers.

People don’t start out as problem gamblers. It starts as a fun activity, but somewhere along the way it begins to cause problems. However, if you think there’s a problem, the chances are getting in touch might be useful.

We’ve put together some helpful advice like warning signs, top tips and talking to a friend. Take a look below.

Warning signs

Most people don’t start out as problem gamblers. Gambling can start as a fun activity, but somewhere along the way it begins to cause problems. If you think there’s a problem, the chances are there is one. That’s why you should know and look out for these warning signs:

Warning Signs

Getting help

Acknowledging you need help can be the first step to a much more positive future. Click here to get more information on services from BigDeal.

Getting help

Do I have a gambling problem?

Do I have a gambling problem?

Worried about a friend

It’s important to let the gambler know the reason you’re concerned is that you care about them. It’s also helpful to use positive communication rather than being confrontational or critical.

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