Signs & Symptoms
Problem gambling is thought to be a progressive disorder, traveling through four phases. Although this describes the four phases of what is commonly called the "Escape" gambler, anyone experiencing problems in life due to gambling will probably be able to identify with this progression.
If someone answers "yes" to seven or more of these questions, Gamblers Anonymous suggests it is an indication of a serious problem.
A score of five or more is categorized as pathological gambling, but a score of three or four could indicate a serious concern for the problems gambling is creating in one's life.