Gambling Symptoms


Compulsive gambling, also called gambling disorder, is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life. 

10 Symptoms
of Compulsive Gambling

Signs and symptoms of compulsive gambling (gambling disorder) include:

  1. Being preoccupied with gambling, such as constantly planning how to get more gambling money
  2. Needing to gamble with increasing amounts of money to get the same thrill
  3. Trying to control, cut back or stop gambling, without success
  4. Feeling restless or irritable when you try to cut down on gambling
  5. Gambling to escape problems or relieve feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety or depression
  6. Trying to get back lost money by gambling more (chasing losses)
  7. Lying to family members or others to hide the extent of your gambling
  8. Jeopardizing or losing important relationships, a job, or school or work opportunities because of gambling
  9. Resorting to theft or fraud to get gambling money
  10. Asking others to bail you out of financial trouble because you gambled money away