Problem gambling and pathological gambling are common terms used to distinguish between severity of gambling disorders.
“Problem gamblers” fall short of the criteria for pathological gambling but are in the preliminary stage of pathology. Problem gamblers are involved in risky gambling behaviors that often have adverse effects on relationships, jobs and financial security.
“Pathological gamblers” are individuals who have persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior that disrupts personal, family, social and vocational pursuits.
Georgia Compulsive Gambling Online Resource Center
Online resource center for all those affected by gambling problems