Signs of Problem Gambling
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Approximately 333,000 Wisconsin residents are problem gamblers.
Not only does problem gambling shatter the lives of men, women and
their families, it results in economic loss to American
"It is called the hidden addiction since there is no breath odor
nor stumbling of steps or speech," said Rose Blozinski, WCPG
Executive Director. "It can be as debilitating as an alcohol or
drug addiction. Awareness is an important part of heading off
problems before they get too far." Blozinski says the problem
gambler may become obsessed or overpowered by the urge to
"As a state advocate for problem gamblers and their families,
the WCPG encourages everyone to know the signs of problem gambling.
WCPG is neutral on legalized gambling," said Blozinski.
Signs of a gambling problem:
- Gambling made you careless of the welfare of yourself or your
- Borrowing money to gamble
- Preoccupied with thoughts of gambling
- Missing work due to gambling
- Gambling causes trouble at home
- Sold personal belongings to finance your gambling
- Gambled longer than planned
- Committed illegal act to finance your gambling