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Responsible Gaming

Warning Signs

The following are warning signs that may indicate when a person is crossing the line from the fun of social gambling to the pain of problem gambling. These include:

  • Losing time from work or school due to gambling
  • Repeated failed attempts to stop or control the gambling
  • Lying about the amount of time and money spent on gambling
  • Gambling to escape from life's problems
  • Gambling for increasing amounts of time or with increasing amounts of money
  • Gambling more money in an attempt to win back losses (chasing)
  • Neglecting the care of one's self or family due to gambling
  • Relying on loans or "bailouts" from family or friends to meet financial obligations •
  • Feelings of helplessness and depression or thoughts of suicide


Source: Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

Don't let the game get out of hand. For Assistance call 1-800-522-4700.
(IL 1-800-426-2537, IN 1-800-994-8448, IA 1-800-238-7633, KS 1-800-522-4700, LA 1-877-770-7867, MS 1-888-777-9696, MO 1-888-238-7633, OH 1-800-589-9966, PA 1-800-426-2537)