This is Responsible Gaming Education Week in Kentucky and one official says there are some tell-tale signs that indicate if you have a gambling problem.
Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling spokesman Mike Stone says if you have a hard time stopping yourself from gambling after losing, you likely have a problem.
Stone says if you have ever lied about how much you gamble, it’s a sign you have a problem.
There’s no particular method of gambling that creates addiction faster, according to Stone, who compares it to alcoholics who prefer different types of drinks.
A 2008 survey by the University of Kentucky found there were 9,000 addicted gamblers and 50,000 problem gamblers in the state.