Living with a Gambler - 5 Ways to Help

If your partner has a gambling problem here are 5 tips for bettering the situation.

Investment Gambling Addiction 'Self Test'
© B Rosen

Do you invest responsibly or do you wager on trades in ways that mimic how problem gamblers wager at casinos? What truly motivates your investing? Worried you might be in it for the dangerous ...

A Gambling Intervention: 4 Steps to Success
© Aracalota

The 4 secrets to a successful gambling intervention – Convince someone you love to get some help for their problem gambling.

7 Ways to Stop Gambling and Reduce Debt
© B Rosen

Struggling with gambling debts? Here are 7 steps you can take to get back in control of your financial situation and to stop gambling for good.

Gambling Problems among the Elderly
© Martin McKenna

While most seniors gamble for recreation only, a small subgroup of the elderly are at increased risk to develop a gambling problem. Risk factors for a gambling problem can include the loss of a ...

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Do you invest responsibly or do you wager on trades in ways that mimic how problem gamblers wager at casinos? What truly motivates your investing? Worried you might be in it for the dangerous thrills? Answer the following 20 questions to learn more.

Struggling with gambling debts? Here are 7 steps you can take to get back in control of your financial situation and to stop gambling for good.

No matter how long a slot machine goes between payouts – when you press that button, it’s never more or less likely to pay off. Understand the true nature of randomness and understand that past events do not influence future outcomes. People who fail to understand the truth about games of chance are more likely to make poor betting decisions and are more prone to developing gambling problems – so get educated and save your money and yourself!

While most seniors gamble for recreation only, a small subgroup of the elderly are at increased risk to develop a gambling problem. Risk factors for a gambling problem can include the loss of a spouse, health problems that limit participation in other activities, a need for money and others.

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Overview
  • Suicide: One in five pathological gamblers will commit suicide, and almost all will consider suicide at some point
  • Debt: Although most pathological gamblers live in a state of permanent financial distress, paying the debts of a pathological gambler will never solve the underlying addiction
  • Teen Gambling: Teens, because of their developmental state, are at an increased risk of gambling problems, and at present an estimated of 10%-15% of teens suffer from problem gambling
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