At a glance: 10 signs of compulsive gambling

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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In 2012, the National Council on Problem Gambling estimated there were about 6 million to 8 million problem gamblers in the United States. The following are signs of problem or compulsive gambling behavior:

    — Gambling longer than planned

    — Gambled until money ran out

    — Thoughts of gambling cause loss of sleep

    — Gambled with income or savings without paying bills

    — Repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling

    — Financed gambling by breaking the law or considering doing so

    — Borrowed money to gamble

    — Feelings of depression or suicide because of gambling losses

    — Feeling of remorse after gambling

    — Gambled to get money in order to meet financial obligations

    Source: Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling, http://www.oapcg.org

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