DO YOU HAVE A GAMBLING PROBLEM?
We recognise that most people gamble for entertainment, however a small number of people can become obsessed with the potential monetary gains our games offer. This is not common but we accept that small percentage of the adult population can encounter compulsive gambling problems. If you are worried about your gambling habits or you want to know more about the signs of compulsive gambling, try the self-assessment test.
Undertake the following self-assessment to ascertain if you may have a gambling problem. If you answered “yes” to seven or more of these questions you may have a gambling problem.
1. Have you ever lost time form work due to gambling?
2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
3. Has gambling affected your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5. Have you ever gambled to get money to pay debts or solve financial difficulties?
6. Has gambling ever caused a decrease in your ambition of efficiency?
7. After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
8. After winning, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
9. Do you often gamble until you run out of money?
10. Have you ever borrowed money to finance your gambling?
11. Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
13. Does gambling make you careless of welfare of yourself and your family?
14. Do you ever gamble longer than planned?
15. Have you ever gambles to escape worry or trouble?
16. Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
17. Has gambling ever caused you to have difficulty sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
19. Do you ever get the urge to celebrate any good fortune with a few hours of gambling?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?
If you feel you might have a gambling problem, and seek further advice or counselling, you can visit these web sites: https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/en