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It is estimated that over 300,000 adults in Pennsylvania are Problem Gamblers. Problem Gamblers and Pathological Gamblers seem to come in two general types: Action Gamblers and Escape Gamblers. Action Gamblers are often male, competitive, play games of skill, and seek the rush of gambling. Pathological Gamblers are often female, less competitive, passive, play games of luck in order to seek an escape.
For more information of the types of gamblers, click here.
If you are a social gambler and looking for ways to continue to be responsible, please click here for tips and suggestions for gambling responsibly.
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Trying to locate a Gambling Treatment Provider?
Gambling Addiction Recourses and Links.
PA Department of Health - Problem Gambling Website.