Mental Health and Gambling
What causes problem gambling?
Problem gambling is an addiction that can affect your daily life, your health, your relationships and your finances. You may have a gambling problem if:
- You spend more than you can afford to lose, or
- Lie to friends and family members about your gambling, or
- Become irritable and anxious when trying to stop or cut back on your gambling
Various factors may increase your risk of developing a gambling problem. Common factors include: