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What Happens When You Go to Gamblers Anonymous?

Problem gambling, which is when individuals spend large quantities of their income on games of chance like slots or horse racing, can be highly detrimental to both their quality of life and the well-being of those around them. This problem can take numerous forms for a multitude of reasons and is often challenging to address […]

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What Happens When Someone Calls a Gambling Helpline?

If you’re struggling with a gambling problem, you may have considered calling a gambling helpline. But before your fingers could start tapping the right keys, your doubts began to sink in. Who will be on the other end of your call? What kind of questions will they ask? Will you have to give your name? 

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How Do I Become a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor?

Problem gambling disorders are highly damaging mental health problems that cost gamblers more than just their paycheck. The psychological effects of gambling problems can carry over into their personal lives, reduce their work performance, and threaten their relationships with friends and family members. Thankfully, there are experts available to provide clinical treatment and therapy so […]

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Is Gambling a Mental Illness?

Gambling too much will do more than harm you financially. Problem gambling behavior can lead to relationship issues with family and friends, decreased workplace performance, and reduced overall health. However, gambling problems may not entirely be caused by an individual’s lack of willpower or self-restraint, but another factor entirely. There are many psychological conditions that […]

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The Role Denial Plays in a Problem Gambler’s Life

When things are not going well in our lives, it’s natural to experience some denial at one point or another. People struggling with gambling problems are especially prone to denying the consequences of their behavior. Particularly, they deny how much their gambling has affected their family and finances, and they may even deny altogether that […]

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Are Trading Card Games/Tabletop Games a Form of Gambling?

Governments (and parents) around the world are debating whether loot boxes are connected to gambling disorders in young kids and adults alike. These mystery boxes require players to pay a certain amount for the chance to receive a new player or item that will help them win the level or the game as a whole. […]

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Can You Quit Gambling Cold Turkey?

If you or a loved one is struggling with a gambling problem, you may be wondering whether it’s possible to quit cold turkey. While it may be tempting to go this route, especially if the gambling disorder has had detrimental effects on your family, it’s not the best way to put an end to your […]

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Men vs. Women: Is There a Difference in Problem Gambling Trends?

While gambling was traditionally a gentleman’s activity, it’s now becoming popular among men and women alike. In fact, everyone who gambles does so for the same reasons: money, fun, and the thrill of a win. However, the similarities in their gambling behaviors may end here. Let’s look at the way gambling habits vary between men […]

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The Dangers of Futures Betting

If you have a favorite sports team, you’ve likely imagined what it would be like if they won a championship or if your all-time favorite player became the Most Valuable Player. Perhaps you considered betting on the odds that these events will actually occur. These types of wagers would be considered futures bets. It can […]

Casino Revenue Is at an All-Time High: What Does It Mean?

It seems that the gambling industry and the economy are on contrasting paths. As the world suffers from the effects of inflation and the remnants of coronavirus, states with commercial casinos have reported all-time highs in the gambling revenue department. While on its surface, this is great for the gambling industry — especially after 2021’s […]

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Why Are Slot Machines So Attractive?

When people think about casinos, they often conjure images of men and women of varying ages and ethnicities sitting in front of slot machines with their eyes glued to the screen and their hands poised to hit the button. Perhaps, they even feel the rush of anticipation and excitement that comes with a possible win […]

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7 Ways to Cope With Your Gambling Depression

Have you found that it’s become increasingly hard to get up in the morning, be motivated to do anything, or care about the consequences of your actions? These could be just a few signs you are suffering from depression due to your gambling problem. These feelings could also be why you started gambling in the […]

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Road to Recovery — How to Come Back from a Gambling Problem

When people experience complications from problem gambling, finding the road to recovery can prove difficult. They first have to admit there is a problem and that they need help, which can feel like a sizable mountain to climb for most problem gamblers. Once they get on the road to recovery, staying on it becomes a […]

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How to Talk to Your Children About Gambling

For many parents, the idea of discussing gambling behaviors with their children has not even crossed their minds. Unfortunately, this leaves teenagers and kids vulnerable to developing a gambling disorder as they get older because they were never taught how to have a healthy relationship with gambling.

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What Are the Main Types of Illegal Gambling?

While gambling was once illegal in many corners of the United States, it has since been legalized throughout numerous parts of the country. However, not every form of gambling is deemed acceptable. What is considered illegal gambling varies greatly by a state’s local laws, which are subjected to change over time, meaning there are many […]

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Has Sports Betting Changed the Way We Watch Baseball?

Legalized sports betting has transitioned into a giant industry that has shown zero signs of slowing down. Major sports leagues have slowly transitioned into mixing sports gambling into their leagues, and Major League Baseball is no exception. While sports betting has led to an increase in revenue, its effect on the fan experience while watching […]

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Will Online Gamblers Start to Migrate to Casinos Post-Pandemic?

With casinos across the world shutting down en masse during March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the world of commercial gambling centers. Numerous studies found that their closure resulted in a decrease in gambling frequency, but in exchange, the online gambling scene surged during the lockdown, especially amongst younger betters. 

Is Problem Gambling Linked to Active Duty Military Personnel?

Life in the military is not only physically demanding but also mentally draining. Active duty military personnel experience long hours of training and harsh work conditions, and then they have several hours of downtime with very few options for entertaining themselves. It’s not surprising then that gambling is a popular pastime for soldiers.

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