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Psychological Effects of a Gambling Problem

While gambling can be a fun recreational activity, unsafe and uninhibited sports betting in Atlantic City or other gambling practices can have negative effects on the brain, causing exacerbated gambling issues which can intensify over time.

Here are a few of the mental consequences experienced by those with a gambling problem:

Gambling responsibly should be an enjoyable and exciting experience, but, when knowingly or unknowingly engaging in unsafe gambling practices, the fun can turn sour. 

If you believe you have a problem with sports betting in AC or another type of betting, or you suspect that you or someone you know may be experiencing some of the psychological effects of unsafe gambling listed above, do not hesitate to contact our free and confidential helpline at 800-GAMBLER today. 

Sources: 

 https://www.psychreg.org/gambling-addiction-mental-health/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004711/