Gambling

Gambling

Is gambling becoming a serious problem for you?

If you are worried about your gambling you can use this QUIZ to find out if it is becoming a problem.

Scoring

For each question there are four possible responses:

Never (score 0)

Sometimes (score 1) Most of the time (score 2)

Almost always (score 3)

Jot down your answers on a piece of paper

Think about the last 12 months

 

Have you ever bet more than you could really afford to lose? 0 1 2 3
Have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement 0 1 2 3
Have you gone back on another day to try win back money you have lost? 0 1 2 3
Have you borrowed money or sold anything to gamble? 0 1 2 3
Have you felt you might have a problem with gambling? 0 1 2 3
Have people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true? 0 1 2 3
Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble? 0 1 2 3
Has your gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety? 0 1 2 3
Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household? 0 1 2 3

What does your score mean?

  • 0You experience no issues with gambling. However, keep an eye on your gambling so It does not become a problem in the future.
  • 1-2A low-risk gambler – you experience few, if any issues with gambling. However, keep an eye on your gambling so it does not become a problem in the future.
  • 3-7A moderate risk gambler – you experience some issues with gambling. Now is the time to take practical steps to ensure your gambling remains under control. Visit gamblershelp.com.au
  • 8+A high risk gambler – there are many ways to get help. Find the support that’s right for you at gamblershelp.com.au.For immediate help call 1800 858 858.It’s free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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