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Problem Gambling refers to any gambling that goes beyond the normal bounds of gambling for fun, recreation or entertainment. Compulsive gambling is a recognized and treatable illness. Rates among teens and young adults have been shown to be 2-3 times
that of adults.

Problem Gambling Screening Tool

These questions are provided to help the individual decide if they may be a Problem Gambling candidate.

  1. Have you ever bragged about winning or have exaggerated wins and/or minimized losses?

  2. Do you spend lots of time gambling, thinking about or planning to gamble?

  3. Are you restless or irritable when not gambling?

  4. Have you ever borrowed money to gamble?

  5. Have you ever hid time spent gambling or hid bills and upaid gambling debts?

  6. Have you ever lied about how much time or money you have spent gambling?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you may be a candidate for Problem Gambling.

If you feel like you have a problem and would like to talk to someone, please contact

Bayshore Counseling Services at 419.626.9156.

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