Living with a Gambler - 5 Ways to Help

If your partner has a gambling problem here are 5 tips for bettering the situation.

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Do You Have an Investment Gambling Problem? Answer These 20 Questions to Find Out © B Rosen

Do you invest responsibly or do you wager on trades in ways that mimic how problem gamblers wager at casinos? What truly motivates your investing? Worried you might be in it for the dangerous thrills? Answer the following 20 questions to learn more.

4 Steps to an Effective Gambling Intervention © Aracalota

The 4 secrets to a successful gambling intervention – Convince someone you love to get some help for their problem gambling.

How Does Your Gambling Compare to North American Averages? © MarkyBon

Do like to gamble? Do you ever wonder if you’re putting yourself at risk of developing a gambling problem? Well, the more often you play and the more you wager the greater your odds of getting in trouble. Want to know if your gambling falls within a ‘normal’ range? Compare your habits to North American averages to see how you stack up.

Understanding Randomness – Why the Machine Is NEVER ‘Due’ to Pay Out © Salon de Maria

No matter how long a slot machine goes between payouts – when you press that button, it’s never more or less likely to pay off. Understand the true nature of randomness and understand that past events do not influence future outcomes. People who fail to understand the truth about games of chance are more likely to make poor betting decisions and are more prone to developing gambling problems – so get educated and save your money and yourself!

Seniors and Problem Gambling © Martin McKenna

While most seniors gamble for recreation only, a small subgroup of the elderly are at increased risk to develop a gambling problem. Risk factors for a gambling problem can include the loss of a spouse, health problems that limit participation in other activities, a need for money and others.

Teen Gambling and Teen Problem Gambling © Korona Pl

Teens are attracted to the excitement and financial reward of gambling, and since gambling is easily accessible and socially approved, about three quarters of teens in grades 7 to 12 say that they do, at least occasionally lay a bet. However, teens are at a much greater higher of developing gambling problems and the earlier a teen starts gambling, the greater their risk of a lifetime problem.

Problem Gambling Risk Factors – Are You at Risk of Developing a Problem? © Kevin Labianco

While there is no way anyone can predict who’s going to wind up having a gambling problem, researchers have identified a number of known ‘risk factors’ that seem to up the chances of trouble down the road.

Problem Gambling Self Tests © Melisa Gray

Worried about your gambling? Take these 2 very quick self tests to find out if you’ve really got something to worry about.

An intervention offers family a powerful weapon against the devastation of gambling addiction.

Gambling Addiction FAQs © Rogersmj

What is gambling addiction - how does it happen - who is at risk - and what to do about it?

Why Video Lottery Terminals Are So Addictive © singsinthecar

Learn why VLTs earn their reputation as the crack cocaine of gambling.

The Three Stages of Gambling Addiction © fakelvis

From recreational gambler to pathological gambler, all addicts pass through three stages of behavior and irrational thinking.

Is It Problem Gambling or a Gambling Addiction? © g-hat

As many as 15 million Americans have a problem with gambling, and an estimated 2 million or more are gambling addicts. Learn how to differentiate between problem and pathological gambling.

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  • Suicide: One in five pathological gamblers will commit suicide, and almost all will consider suicide at some point
  • Debt: Although most pathological gamblers live in a state of permanent financial distress, paying the debts of a pathological gambler will never solve the underlying addiction
  • Teen Gambling: Teens, because of their developmental state, are at an increased risk of gambling problems, and at present an estimated of 10%-15% of teens suffer from problem gambling
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