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Do I have a gambling problem?

If you are unsure as to whether or not your gambling has become a problem, it can help to think about the different ways in which gambling may be affecting your life.

By answering the questions below as honestly as you can you will be provided with some guidance about whether or not your gambling might be considered ‘problematic’. If you are struggling in any part of your life as a result of your gambling then it is worth exploring this issue further.


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