MADISON (WKOW) -- Gambling can be a good form of entertainment for some, but for those with a gambling problem, it could be a dangerous habit, especially around the holiday season.
Rose Gruber, with the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, said there are about 300,000 people in Wisconsin with some form of a gambling problem. And she said spending more time with family and friends can actually be a trigger that leads to more gambling for some.
"The gambling becomes a stress reliever," Gruber said. "So I can run away, go gamble for a little bit of time and I don't have to deal with the family and all of the other issues going on."
Gruber said gambling can become a way for the gambling addict to escape the pressures of the holidays.
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