FAQs

Q: What is Pathological Gambling?
A: Pathological gambling is being unable to resist impulses to gamble, which can lead to severe personal or social consequences.
Q: What is Problem Gambling?
A: Problem Gambling is the increasing preoccupation with gambling, loss of control, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop and continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.

Interesting Facts

Gambling ceases to be fun when it crosses into harmful behavior as it has for an estimated 3 in every 100 adults, or approximately 75,000 Oklahomans. About 25,000 adult Oklahomans (1% of the adult population) meet criteria for a diagnosis of pathological gambling. Another 50,000 have problems with gambling.