Stress from COVID Restrictions Can Lead to Problem Gambling.
You’ve come to the right place to learn more about problem gambling in Minnesota.
Here are some resources you may wish to explore.
*Treatment is available free of charge for qualifying individuals throughout Minnesota. If the client’s insurance will partially pay for costs, DHS will pay the balance, up to the total DHS’s fee schedule reimbursement rate. (The exception to this rule is a Medicare client. DHS cannot pay more than what Medicare pays. For Medicare clients what you receive from Medicare is the total you may receive.)
Given the subtle nature of gambling problems, how can you identify someone who is at risk for compulsive gambling? Here are eight warning signs of a gambling problem:
- Increased frequency of gambling activity
- Increased amount of money gambled
- Gambling for longer periods of time than originally planned
- Bragging about wins, but not talking about losses
- Pressuring others for money as financial problems arise
- Lying about how money is spent
- Escaping to other excesses (alcohol, drugs, sleep, etc.)
- Denying there is a problem
Gambling: From Recreational to Addictive
Most people enjoy gambling in a responsible manner. But some develop an addiction to gambling, suffering social, emotional and financial devastation. Virtually anyone—men or women, young or old, and those from every religion, race and socio-economic background—is at risk for developing a gambling problem. Read about the signs of problem gambling here.