What is Problem Gambling?
Ten Questions to Ask
Do you, or a close friend or family member, have a problem with gambling? Take a few moments to answer these questions. If you or someone you know answers "Yes" to any of these 10 questions, consider seeking assistance from a professional regarding this gambling behavior.
National Council on Problem Gambling
10 Questions About Gambling Behavior
- Have you often gambled longer than you had planned?
- Have you often gambled until your last dollar was gone?
- Have thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep?
- Have you used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid?
- Have you made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling?
- Have you broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling?
- Have you borrowed money to finance your gambling?
- Have you felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses?
- Have you been remorseful after gambling?
- Have you gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations?
If you or someone you know answers "Yes" to any of these questions, consider seeking assistance from a professional regarding this gambling behavior.
Help is available! For more help with a gambling problem, or for more information, you are encouraged to contact one or more of these resources:
24-HOUR CONFIDENTIAL HELPLINE 1-800-522-4700
The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC) is the local affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. The mission of PGCC is to increase awareness, advocate treatment and promote research and education on problem gambling. The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC), in partnership with the Colorado Gaming Association, offers a voluntary self-exclusion program. This program allows persons to be removed from casino marketing lists, cancel slot club memberships, and cancel any check-cashing privileges at casinos in Colorado. If you would like to self-exclude from Colorado casinos, you may download a self-exclusion form from the PGCC website. For more information, contact the Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado at 303-662-0772, or visit the PGCC website to learn more about the Self Exclusion Program.
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) has many established groups in Colorado, with meeting locations in at least these cities: Arvada, Aurora, Cortez, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Lakewood, Littleton, and Longmont. For more information, contact GA in Colorado at 303-754-7119.
Gam-Anon is a help and support group for family members of those with gambling problems.