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How to known that you are an online gambling addict?

Gambling addiction is a serious issue, almost as serious as drug and alcohol addiction. It has the same symptoms and the same effects on society as the previous two. Unlike drugs, though, it is a legal, and if consumed in moderate amounts, can have beneficial effects, too - just like alcohol.

I know, addictions are not the best things to make fun of, but I will take my chances and try to make you smile with my little list.

If you spend an hour tossing coins into the sandwich vending machine at the corner, shouting to the crowd behind you that "As long as I win, I play", you might be a gambling addict.

If you get 21 points on your university test sheet, you yell "Blackjack" and run around telling everyone that you won, well, you might be a gambling addict.

If you have enough betting slips and lottery tickets in your house to cover all the walls twice, you might be a gambling addict.

If both your parents were gamblers, and could not decide whether to call you Royal Flush or Ante, you might become a gambling addict once you grow up.

If you know more than three online casino addresses by heart, well... you might be an online gambling addict.

If the doorman at your local casino knows you by name, and any croupier at the roulette table greets you with "Hello, will it be the usual", you might be a gambling addict.

If you live alone in a room with just a mattress and a fridge (that's empty, of course), you might have sold everything else around you, including your alarm clock, pets, rugs and furniture to fund your gambling addiction.

If your local casino offers you a welcome drink for visiting their establishment for the one millionth time, you might be a gambling addict (or just own the place).

If you wake up in the middle of the night and yell "I call", you might be addicted to poker.

If you wake up in the middle of the night and yell "Jackpot", you're addicted to slot machines.

If you wake up in the middle of the night and yell "Crap!", you're not addicted to craps - but you might have just realized that you are a gambling addict.

If you know that the Red Flush mobile casino offers the best range of mobile casino games but you can't play there because you have sold your smartphone months ago, you might be a gambling addict. And also unreachable.

If your ATM offers you a game of "Double or Nothing" instead of money, you might be delusional - seek medical attention immediately.

Gambling addiction is a serious issue, and is not to be taken lightly. If you start to feel the impulse to gamble and find it harder and harder to resist, seek attention before it gets serious.