Warning Signs

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.