Problem gamblers tend to isolate themselves: Study

A new study undertaken by the Auckland University of Technology has found that problem gamblers are more likely to withdraw from sports, cultural, or religious groups. 

Gambling and Addictions Research Centre associate professor Maria Bellringer said that this new information could help to identify people who have a gambling problem. 

“If somebody is an active member of community groups and they pull away for no apparent reason, this could be an indicator that this person is experiencing gambling problems that are hidden from other people,” she said.

Problem gamblers more likely to withdraw from community groups (RNZ)