You cannot stop thinking about gaming, and experience a craving for it.
You feel a need always to be increasing your stakes, and you play more frequently.
You tell lies in order to conceal how much time and money you are spending.
You attempt to win back the money you have lost.
You believe that it’s just a question of not giving up, and not letting the chance slip away.
You juggle your finances and stake money that you should really be spending on other things. Perhaps you have borrowed money in order to play?