General Health

Compulsive Gambling


The Mayo Clinic defines compulsive gambling as, "The uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life.  If you're prone to compulsive gambling, you may continually chase bets, may lie or hide your behavior, and may resort to theft or fraud to support your addiction."


To determine if you, a friend, or a loved one has a gambling addiction, take an anonymous online assessment courtesy of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling.


For a list of Orange County based Gamblers Anonymous meetings, please visit Gamblers Anonymous website or call 877-423-6752 (877-GAFORLA).


For more information, please visit the following websites:

- The California Council on Compulsive Gambling

- Gamblers Anonymous

- The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling - College Students