What’s Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling is any type of gambling that compromises, disrupts, or damages your personal, family, working and social relationships, as well as your financial situation. It also has a great effect on the individual’s physical, emotional and mental health.

The Canadian Problem Gambling Index, in its final report, defines problem gambling as:


“… gambling behaviour that creates negative

consequences for the gambler, others in his or her social network, or for the community.”


Problem gambling has a serious impact on not only the gambler, but also on family members, friends and co-workers.