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17 February 2009

Gambling addict?

Men who play fruit and slot machines and bet on horses are more at risk for gambling addiction than their contemporaries who purchase lottery tickets, research shows.

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Men who play fruit and slot machines and bet on horses are more at risk for gambling addiction than their contemporaries who purchase lottery tickets, research shows. Are you worried about your gambling habits?

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Learn how to recognise the signs of addiction: an overriding passion for gambling that dominates all aspects of your life; a preoccupation that transforms you into a withdrawn and moody person; loss of control and not being able to stop once you have started; continuing despite the negative consequences; spending savings; cashing in holiday/sick pay allowance; drawing advances from your credit card accounts; taking high interest loans; pawning jewellery and household goods; accessing other family members’ bank accounts; and engaging in criminal activities.

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