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One of the most prominent forms of entertainment in American culture is gambling. Going to Las Vegas, visiting local casinos, or playing the lottery is widely viewed as fun and “”harmless”” entertainment within our society. The Internet and the advancement of technology have made it possible for people to gamble secretly and conveniently 24 hours a day. With the variety of ways to gamble has come an increase in compulsive and destructive forms of the pastime. Research from the late 1990s suggests that there were about 125 million Americans who gambled within the previous year, and that about 7.5 million of them have experienced a serious problem gambling. However, because of the recent growth in gambling over the Internet, the number of problem gamblers likely has grown a lot over the past 10 years. And researchers estimate that nearly 8 million American teens struggle with gambling problems. Compulsive gambling may have destructive and long-lasting financial effects. Moreover, the harm caused to marriage and family relationships from a gambling problem can be as stressful and serious as the financial consequences. This brief FAQ answers some common questions about gambling and its impact on marriages, using findings from scientifically sound research. Research doesn’t have all the answers, but it can shed a great deal of light on many questions. A lot more research is needed on gambling and its impact marriages. (Author abstract)