Mental Health and Gambling

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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: