Do You Have A Gambling Problem?

Here are some warning signs.  

Do you:

  • Find yourself reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money to gamble?
  • Need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to feel the excitement? 
  • Become restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling? 
  • Gamble as a way of escaping from problems or relieving guilt, anxiety or depression? 
  • Often return another day in order to get even or chase your losses after gambling? 
  • Lie to family members, friends, therapist or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling? 
  • Participate in illegal activities (e.g. forgery, fraud or theft) in order to finance your gambling? 
  • Jeopardize or lose a significant relationship, job or educational or career opportunity because of gambling? 
  • Rely on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling? 
  • Attempt to control, cut back or stop gambling but are unable to do so?

If you scored:

1-2  you are at-risk

3-4  you are a problem gambler

5 or more you are a compulsive gambler

Please consider seeking help by calling the 
Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966

Additional Resources


Find problem gambling resources in your area. 

Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline - 1-800-589-9966

National Gambling Helpline - 1-800-522-4700

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services:  614-466-2596 or

National Council on Problem Gambling: (202) 547-9204 or

Gambler’s Anonymous:


Download: Your First Step to Change Online Workbook 

Manager of
Problem Gambling Services

Amanda Blackford
(614) 387-5693

Gambling Progran Help 800-589-9966 Problem Gambling
Helpline 800-589-9966

Getting Help

Ohio Problem Gambling Counseling and Treatment Centers


Health Recovery Services

(740) 592-6720



Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT)

(513) 381-6672


Recovery Resources

(216) 431-4131



(614) 324-5425


Zepf Center

(419) 841-7701


Meridian Community Care

(330) 797-0070