We understand that some people who develop a problem with their gambling don’t always realise it, and the effects of problem gambling often stretch beyond the individual. These can impact those closest to them, both financially and emotionally.
If you are concerned about a partner, family member or friend, you should consider whether the following items apply to the person you are worried about:
- Do you think their gambling has begun to affect their work, college, or university studies?
- Do you think they are concealing or lying about their gambling behaviour?
- Is their gambling becoming a focus for arguments and disagreements with family and friends?
- Are they gambling to win back money that has been lost?
- Do they borrow or steal money from family or friends to gamble?
- Have they become withdrawn, restless, or irritable when attempting to reduce or stop gambling?
- Has their gambling caused them to lose interest in other hobbies and family activities?
- Have they become violent or abusive towards family or friends because of losing money while gambling?
- Are you concerned that someone under the age of 18 has begun gambling?
If you are concerned that someone you know is being affected by the items above, then we recommend that you encourage the individual to contact Customer Support to discuss their gambling behaviour and to seek help.