The last problem gambling training I went to basically broke it down like this. If you are gambling to have fun, y ou are fine. It's no different than dropping dough on a concert, movies, a fancy restaurant, whatever.
But if you are seriously doing it as a way to generate income, to make money, you most likely have a problem.
And it's like only 8 or 9% of people who gamble that ever develop any level of addiction or dependence.