United Coin Machine Company and Gamblers Bonus recognizes that for most people, gambling is a form of entertainment. However, for some it has become a serious problem that can lead to compulsive gambling - a real illness that can threaten the emotional well-being and financial security of the gambler and the family.
This illness does not target any specific age, sex, race, or social status and is not easily detected. According to the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, warning signs that a person may be afflicted with a gambling problem include:
- Losing time from work or family due to gambling
- Repeated failed attempts to stop or control the gambling
- Borrowing money to gamble or pay gambling debts
- Gambling to escape worry or trouble
- Neglecting the care of one's self or family in order to gamble
- Lying about the amount of time and money spent on gambling
- Gambling more money in an attempt to win back gambling losses (chasing)
- Selling or pawning personal possessions to get money to gamble
- Feelings of hopelessness, depression, or suicide as a result of gambling
If you or someone you know is suffering from a gambling problem, please contact the Nevada Council On Problem Gambling for answers to your questions and confidential assistance.
Problem Gamblers Helpline: 1-800-522-4700
Caring and knowledgeable counselors will provide information on available treatment and support groups in your area for both the gambler and those affected by the gambler's problem. Available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
Help Website: www.nevadacouncil.org