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Problem gambling is a disorder with specific warning signs. Knowing the warning signs of problem gambling can help you make better choices and recognize if you are starting to develop a problem. The helpline call is free and confidential, and trained professionals are available 24 hours a day.  Online Chat is also now available for individuals experiencing a gambling problem or for anyone impacted by by another’s gambling problem.   It is an alternative to the Helpline for those who may initially feel uncomfortable talking on the phone with someone.  To access chat services go to www.mdproblemgambling.com and click on the “Chat” button on the home page

  • Spending increasing periods of time gambling
  • Being preoccupied with gambling
  • Spending increasing amounts of money
  • “Chasing losses”
  • Borrowing money to gamble
  • Increasing debt because of gambling
  • Engaging in fraud or theft to finance gambling
  • Lying to cover up gambling
  • Neglecting work, family or friends
  • Gambling to escape from obligations or life’s daily pressures