Yes, this is the first and very important one. You have to confess about your problem and realise and accept that you have a problem. If you get it right at the first place, then we assure you that your problem will surely be solved. If you are not admitting, then any treatment or changes will never be affected, as your mind is not ready to accept the change. Most of the gamblers, never want to do this. They realise only when it is too late. There are many hotline setup in many states and there are mental health doctors available to help such people.