GAMBLING - How Jane Can Help.
For some people, gambling is not a source of occasional entertainment and can become a serious problem.
The term ‘problem gambling’ is most commonly used to describe an individual’s inability to control the amount of money and/or time spent gambling which results in negative consequences for their social, family, and work life.
Evidence shows electronic gaming machines (pokies) are the product most linked to problem gambling and gambling harm. Online sports betting is an increasing concern, particularly amongst young men.
Although there are no consistent symptoms of problem gambling, there are a number of cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and financial signs that might indicate that a person is experiencing a gambling problem (Australian Psychological Society).