Who is impacted by a gambling addiction? The gambler isn’t the only one impacted by the addiction, everyone around them is impacted also. Children are impacted by their parent’s/caregivers addiction, relationships suffer, and of course the person with the gambling addiction suffers too. There isn’t money to purchase food, pay the rent, spend time with their love ones, miss important events, loss of jobs, housing, assets such as retirement plans, savings, etc. Because the gambling addiction takes over their whole life. They are always looking to replace the money they lost, spending hours trying to re-win the money to even break even for the day, thinking the next big win is going to happen soon and it doesn’t happen.