Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

ARIZONA HELPLINE 1-800-777-7207



















 
 

Younger Adult Gamblers


SOME
WARNING SIGNS OF YOUNGER ADULT PROBLEM GAMBLING

Problem gambling creates serious issues for younger adult gamblers (ages 18-34) and their families.
It may interfere with relationships, school or work, and include diversion of funds intended for other uses.
The gambler may incur debts of substantial amounts to continue the activity.


Behaviors that may indicate the existence of a gambling addiction may include:

Increased interest in sporting event outcomes, fantasy leagues, online gaming

Increased interest or participation in card games like Texas Hold'Em


Loss of interest in hobbies and/or extracurricular activities


Sudden, unexplained or exaggerated need for money


Borrowing money from family members and friends


Unexplained appearance of extravagant goods or possessions


Problems at work; secrecy and/or lying about whereabouts


Isolation and withdrawal from family and friends


Increased irritability, hostility or defensiveness


Creditors or collectors calling daily


Valuables missing from the home


Non-payment of rent/mortgage, utilities, car payments


Physical evidence: betting slips, IOUs, lottery or scratch tickets


If you suspect that your loved one has a gambling problem,
call 1-800-777-7207