These are some ways you can tell the difference between gambling for fun or entertainment (ie. social gambling) versus problem gambling.
In the US, there is 1 gambling addict for every 4 drug and alcohol addicts – yet there is 334 times less public funding available to help problem gamblers!
1975: 13 states with legalized gambling – 12 of them lottery only
2019: 48 states with legalized gambling – second largest entertainment industry in the country
California is the largest gambling state in the country (by revenue), with 7 forms of legalized gambling including casinos, race tracks and the lottery!