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This is from the American psychiatric association. If you answer yes to four, you have a diagnosis of gambling addiction. I think replacing the word gamble with the new activity would be on way to answer this question. I guess though with most replacement activities you don’t spend a lot of money.

“Need to gamble with increasing amount of money to achieve the desired excitement

Restless or irritable when trying to cut down or stop gambling

Repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back on or stop gambling

Frequent thoughts about gambling (such as reliving past
gambling experiences, planning the next gambling venture, thinking of ways to get money to gamble)

Often gambling when feeling distressed

After losing money gambling, often returning to get even (referred to as “chasing” one’s losses)

Lying to conceal gambling activity

Jeopardizing or losing a significant relationship, job or educational/career opportunity because of gambling

Relying on others to help with money problems caused by gambling”