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Family members

Gambling addiction is a significant burden not only for the person affected, but also for their family and friends. Addicts neglect their responsibilities and avoid interaction with others.

Family members should first show understanding and encourage the individual affected to change their behavior.

Many actions with good intentions (such as lending money or paying debts) can actually make a gambling problem worse. Talking to a neutral advisor is helpful in identifying and the problem and taking measures necessary to address it.

Don’t hesitate to contact an advisory service, even as a family member, to find out more about the help available. You can find professional support here. You also have the option to make a report  to the casino.