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Gambling Addiction

How to Tell If You're Addicted to Gambling

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Written By Charlotte Paisley 5 min read
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Responsible gambling means maintaining a healthy relationship with games of chance. I’ll go over the signs of addiction and available resources to help you stay in control.

Signs of Gambling Addiction

If you recognize these patterns in your behavior when playing casino games, take action or seek help:

  • Increasing the frequency and amount of bets
  • Neglecting personal and professional responsibilities
  • Borrowing money to gamble or being in financial distress
  • Failed attempts to quit or cut down
  • Preoccupation with gambling-related thoughts

What can you do

Many trustworthy casinos have your back with some handy responsible gaming features.

  • Deposit and spending limits
  • Account suspension
  • Self-exclusion programs

The support doesn’t stop there! Canada has some fantastic external resources that you can count on:

  • Gamblers Anonymous: The go-to support group, where folks share their stories and lean on each other to tackle the challenges of addiction.
  • Responsible Gambling Council: Check out their website for loads of helpful info, self-assessment tools, and tips to keep your gaming on the right track.
  • Gambling Support Network: They've got your back with resources, counseling, a friendly helpline, and an online chat service.

Final thoughts

If you are going through a tough time, remember that you’re not alone. There's a friendly hand to guide you on your journey to a healthier, more balanced gaming experience, whether it's the casino's trusty tools or specialized external organizations.

Many people have struggled with gambling addiction, but here’s the good part, countless success stories prove that you can overcome it. You've got the strength within you, and with the right support and determination, you can turn the page to a brighter, addiction-free chapter of your life.

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