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Self-assessment tool

Many people come to us with the simple question: "Have I got a gambling problem?"

Unfortunately the answer to this question is not so simple, because what might not constitute a problem for one person may be very damaging to another.

It may be more helpful to think about the impact gambling is having on your life: if the negatives are outweighing the positives - it's time to act. 

In order to help you better assess the impacts gambling is having on your life, GamCare has teamed up with Sustainable Interaction to bring you this new self-assessment tool: GamTest.

It is made up of 16 statements about gambling behaviour that look like this:




Each statement has a scale from 1-10 which you should select based on how much the statement applies to your gambling behaviour.

At the end of the test you will be presented with a breakdown of how gambling is affecting your life across 4 different areas:Time spent, Stakes, Finances and Relationships, and given some recommendations for where to get support.Start the test now



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