MOST ASKED QUESTIONS
What is problem gambling?
How does someone develop a gambling problem?
Anyone who gambles can develop problems if they are not aware of the risks and don’t manage their time and budgets. Problem or pathological gamblers develop an obsession with gambling. The obsession could be precipitated by personal or job related stress.
Where can I get help?
How big is the problem?
Based on current Oregon problem and pathological prevalence rates, approximately 2.7% of adult Oregonians could be affected by problem gambling, over 100,000 people.
Isn't problem gambling just a financial problem?
No. Problem gambling is an emotional problem that has financial consequences. If you pay all of a problem gambler’s debts, the person will still be a problem gambler. The real problem is that they have an uncontrollable obsession with gambling.