Whilst there are many aspects of problem gambling, it can be characterised by the gambler having trouble limiting money and/or time spent gambling which effects them or others negatively. These behaviours can be seen as a compulsion which can seriously impact the gambler as well as those closest to them.
On top of the potential financial impact it can also cause stress, depression and anxiety. If gambling is affecting you or someone you know in this manner, it is considered a gambling problem.
Follow the Quick Link here to access a valuable self-assessment tool on the Gambling Help Online website.