Gambling problems are often hard to detect.  Below are some common signs that a person may be suffering from a gambling problem:

  • Losing time from work, school or family due to gambling
  • Increasing bets and spending more time or money than intended
  • Repeated failed attempts to stop or control the gambling
  • Borrowing money to gamble or pay gambling debts
  • Gambling to escape worry or trouble
  • Problems with work, family, school or relationships due to gambling
  • Neglecting the care of one's self or family in order to gamble
  • Lying about the amount of time and money spent on gambling
  • Gambling more money in an attempt to win back losses (chasing)
  • Selling or pawning personal possessions to get money to gamble
  • Feelings of hopelessness, depression, or suicide as a result of gambling


If you or a loved one is suffering from any one of these, we encourage you to seek help as soon as possible.

Please call us at (775) 284-5335 for a consultation.


Gamblers Anonymous also offers the following self-assessment to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler:  

Continue to the Self-Assessment.

The Reno Problem Gambling Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes clients and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or qualified disability.
If you have questions regarding services for clients with disabilities, please contact the office at (775) 284-5335.