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Gambling: A Losing Bet for Hoosiers Who Can't Stop

Whether it’s at a casino, bingo hall or a neighborhood poker game, the rush of winning a bet can be exciting for Hoosiers who gamble.

But knowing when to stop betting is easier for some than others.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Jerry Long with the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling says much like other addictions, some people are more susceptible to developing a gambling problem - as many as four percent of those who gamble.

Signs of gambling addiction include an increasing preoccupation with it, using income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid, repeated unsuccessful attempts to stop, and feelings of depression or suicide over gambling losses.

Long says Indiana has many programs, resources and a hotline to assist people who need help to curb their gambling.

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