We know that gambling can lead to problems for some individuals and their families. Is your gambling causing a problem for you or others around you?

The following signs may indicate a problem:

  • spending more money and time on gambling than you can afford
  • finding it hard to manage or stop your gambling
  • having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling
  • losing interest in usual activities or hobbies like going out with friends or spending time with family
  • always thinking or talking about gambling
  • lying about your gambling or hiding it from other people
  • chasing losses or gambling to get out of financial trouble
  • gambling until all of your money is gone
  • borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to pay for gambling
  • needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz
  • neglecting work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling
  • feeling anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable. 

If you would like information about responsible gambling, including how to access confidential support and advice, visit the BeGambleAware website.