According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, problem gamblers are more likely than others to suffer from low self-esteem, develop stress-related disorders, to become anxious, have poor sleep and appetite, to develop a substance misuse problem and to suffer from depression.
In this section we try to explain this a bit more, and give you some ideas for steps you might take if this concerns you. If you answered yes to any of these questions, this could be an indication that gambling is becoming a problem.
If you gamble a lot yourself, you may have found the experience of anticipating 'the big win' to be very mentally involving and extremely exciting, perhaps better than feelings created by any other activity.
Research suggests that internal nose tissues swell with blood when one lies. Lying takes concentration and makes one suddenly divert their line of sight. Do you look at someone constantly if you are telling the truth?
They do this to make sure you believe them, but think about it.
This terminology has been applied throughout this report to ensure consistency of language and to aid reader understanding.
It is not strictly in-line with definitions in the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (the IGA).