Problem Gambling

Problem gamblers come from many backgrounds. They can be rich or poor, young or old, male or female. Problem gambling can affect people of every race, every religion, and every education and income level. It happens in small towns or big cities.

Reasons People Gamble

  • People don't always gamble just for the money. They often gamble because they:
  • Believe winning big will solve their problems
  • Seek escape from boredom, stress, grief
  • Need time to just not think, not worry
  • Are in troubled relationships and want to escape
  • Are tired, depressed, emotionally drained
  • Are lonely or grieving