Problem Gambling

Know the Signs

Problem gambling is defined as gambling to the extent that it causes emotional, family, legal, financial, or other problems for the gambler and the people around him or her. People of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds can become problem gamblers.

Warning Signs:
  • Feel the need to bet more and more money
  • Lie to people important to you about how much you gamble
  • Repeat unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling
  • Gamble to escape life’s worries and problems
  • Neglect work, family or friends
  • Borrow money to finance your gambling
  • Play again and again trying to win back losses

National Problem Gambling Helpline:

1-800-522-4700

Western Nebraska

Certified Gambling Counselor Direct Line through Panhandle Health Group: 1-308-641-8070

If playing isn’t fun anymore, call for help.