Gambling addiction is a serious issue, and one that I take very seriously for High Tech Gambling and all of my other gambling websites. While most people enjoy recreational gambling safely and responsibly – it is important to be honest with yourself about the signs of problem gambling and the resources available to help with any issues.
I recommend that anyone who feels they have a problem with gambling (however small) contact Gamble Aware right away. You’ll find a chat facility and telephone numbers via their website at www.gambleaware.co.uk
Checks for Problem Gambling
Sometimes, people do not feel like they have a problem with gambling – though others feel that they do. It can be worthwhile reading through a gambling addiction checklist to verify that you are not displaying any of the signs.
If there are one or two areas you are uncertain of, then please discuss them with Gamble Aware. Identifying and preventing a problem before it causes financial or personal issues should be your goal.
Here are some of the signs to look out for:
- Have you ever gambled to escape the monotony or boredom of life?
- Has your gambling ever been criticized by other people?
- Have you ever skipped college or work because of gambling?
- Are you reluctant to spend the money you’d like to gamble with on anything else?
- Has your interest in hobbies, family or friends declined?
- Have you ever felt depressed because of gambling?
- Have you ever told a lie to disguise the amount of money you spent gambling?
- If you run out of cash while gambling, do you feel the urge to gamble again as quickly as possible?
- Have you ever lied, stolen or borrowed cash to gamble or pay back gambling debts.
- Do you gamble all of your cash, even if this means forgoing a beverage or having to walk home?
- Have you ever had suicidal thoughts because of gambling?
I hope that all readers will be able to gamble responsibly and enjoy their gambling in whatever format they choose. If you are not able to do this, then please, seek the assistance of the experts right away – before problem gambling becomes a problem for you.
Get in touch with Gamble Aware via www.gambleaware.co.uk