Online self assessment

If you are concerned that gambling may be taking over your life then the following questions may give you some guidance.

 

1. Have others ever criticised your gambling?
Yes No

2. Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have gambled?
Yes No

3. Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
Yes No

4. Do you gamble alone for long periods?
Yes No

5. Do you stay away from work, college or school to gamble?
Yes No

6. Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
Yes No

7. Are you reluctant to spend 'gambling money' on anything else?
Yes No

8. Have you lost interest in your family, friends or pastimes due to gambling?
Yes No

9. After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
Yes No

10. When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair, and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
Yes No

11. Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the bus fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?
Yes No

12. Have you lied, stolen or borrowed just to get money to gamble or to pay gambling debts?
Yes No

13. Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
Yes No