If you think you may be a compulsive gambler or have a serious problem, here are some questions to ask yourself (or get someone to ask you).
There’s no point in lying – especially to yourself – especially now.
So be as honest as you can!
Am I a Compulsive Gambler?
|1||Would your friends and family say you are a gambling addict?|
|2||Have you ever tried to stop or control your gambling?|
|3||Do you gamble longer than you planned?|
|4||Do you often gamble until your cash is gone and your account/cards are empty?|
|5||Do you lose time from work due to gambling?|
|6||Is gambling making your home life unhappy?|
|7||Has gambling ever cost you a job or other opportunity?|
|8||Is gambling causing a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?|
|9||Have you ever felt guilty after gambling?|
|10||Do you wake up in the morning and feel an urge to return to gambling?|
|11||Do you plan your day around your gambling?|
|12||Have you ever borrowed money to fund your gambling or got into financial difficulties?|
|13||Does your gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?|
|14||Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?|
|15||Do you feel the need to celebrate or reward yourself with a bit of gambling?|
|16||Do arguments, disappointments, or frustration create within you an urge to gamble?|
|17||Does your gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?|
|18||Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?|
|19||Are you finding you need more gambling & bigger bets to get the same excitement?|
|20||Do you gamble alone?|
|21||Do you lie to cover up your gambling?|
|22||Have you ever considered killing yourself as a result of your gambling?|
Compulsive Gambler Results – How did you do?
- 1-4 Points: A person without a problem / addiction will typically score 4 or less, but there are still signs
of a problem beginning that you need to address before they get worse
- 5-12 Points: A person with a compulsion or full blown addiction will say YES
to at least 5 of the questions
- 13-22 Points: A person is who is no longer in control of their gambling activity will answer YES to 13 questions or more, and certainly YES to:
[Qu.2]: have you ever tried to stop before
[Qu.19]: lying to keep your gambling secret
If you score over 5 then you’re in the most expensive club in the world to join.