Don’t take chances

Gamblers at a slot machine

Gambling can be fun, but it also can be problematic.

Gambling is any game of chance where money is exchanged. This can include buying a lottery ticket, betting on a horse or playing poker online.

Most people who gamble don’t have a problem, but some lose control of their gambling. According to the National Institutes of Health, signs of problem gambling include:

  • Always thinking about gambling
  • Lying about gambling
  • Spending work or family time gambling
  • Feeling bad after you gamble, but not quitting
  • Gambling with money you need for other things

If you’re concerned about your gambling, the USPS Wellness team encourages you to ask for help. The Wellness LiteBlue page has more information about compulsive gambling and other health topics.