Finance professionals can be among the first to be exposed to signs of a client’s potential gambling problem. Should an individual exhibit erratic financial behavior, understanding the signs of a gambling problem can prepare you to connect your client with the help she or he may need.

Key Warning Signs:

  • Gambling longer than planned
  • Gambling until the last dollar is gone
  • Thoughts of gambling preoccupy daily life
  • Bills begin to go unpaid
  • Attempts to stop gambling are unsuccessful
  • Criminal activity to fuel gambling
  • Borrowing money from friends and family
  • Feelings of depression or suicide after losing
  • Feelings of remorse after gambling
  • Gambling to meet financial obligations


If you suspect your client may have a gambling problem, consider referring them to a qualified treatment provider, or visit our resources page to have materials sent right to you.