The truth about gambling

Gambling isn't always a problem. Gambling becomes a problem when it affects someone's wellbeing or it affects the people around them. There are different and increasingly harmful levels of gambling.

Levels of Gambling Harm

No Harm

Low Harm

Moderate Harm

Significant Harm

No Harm

  • Gambling is casual and fun.
  • They may enjoy the gambling and the people they are with.
  • Don't feel bad after gamin.
  • They have many leisure activities.

Low Harm

  • They gamble a couple of times a year
  • Sometimes they spend a little more than they intend to.
  • Their mood is impacted by if they win or lose.

Moderate Harm

  • They have a hard time resisting the impulse to gamble.
  • Gambling is having a negative effect on moods, relationships, work or study, and finances.
  • They sometimes ask for loan when out gambling.

Significant Harm

  • They are unable to resist the impulse to gamble.
  • Their gambling is affecting all aspect of life - relationships, work or school, physical and spiritual health.
  • Win or lose, they feel badly due the implact of gambling.