Signs of a problem

 If any of the following apply to you, you may be developing a problem with online gambling.

  • Disrupted or not enough sleep
  • Debts starting to mount up
  • Not being able to pay bills
  • Placing bigger bets to get the same feeling
  • Betting when you normally wouldn’t, like during lunch breaks
  • Missing school or work
  • Thinking about gambling when doing other things

How do problems develop?

Online gambling often starts as just a way to fill free time. Here are some of the ways in which problems can develop: 

  • Just filling free time with gambling
  • Continually adding money to one or more online accounts, without making withdrawals
  • A few small bets here and there and then one day it just snowballs
  • Having a win from that first bet and thinking that it’s easy money
  • Having an urge to try and get money back
  • Betting without caring about the outcome
  • Winning and then spending it all very quickly




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