9 Warning Signs of Problem Gambling in Teens

DiceMarch is problem gambling awareness month!

Do you know the signs of a problem? Adolescent warning signs may be different than those experienced by adults. Is your child exhibiting any of the following?

1) Exaggerated display of money or other material possessions
2) Daily or weekly card game
3) Bragging about winning at gambling
4) Intense interest in gambling conversations
5) Unusual interest in newspapers/magazines/periodicals/sports scores
6) Unaccountable explanation for new items of value in possession
7) Borrowing or stealing money
8) Withdrawing from family and friends
9) Exaggerated use of the word “bet” in vocabulary and/or use of gambling language in conversations

youthdecidelogoInformation regarding gambling, the signs of problem gambling, and resources for those affected by problem gambling are available through the Cortland Prevention Resources website or by calling 756-8970.

YOU(th) Decide NY empowers teenagers to learn about the dangers of underage gambling and to share that knowledge with their peers, parents and communities. Learn more about YOU(th) Decide NY here.