Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available.
Are you a problem gambler? Try this questionnaire:
Do you bet more than you can afford to lose?
Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling?
Have you tried to win back money you have lost (chasing losses)?
Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
Have you wondered whether you have a problem with gambling?
Has your gambling caused you any health problems, including feelings of stress or anxiety?
Have other people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem (regardless of whether or not you thought it was true)?
Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
Have you ever felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
Score 0 for each time you answer "never"
Score 1 for each time you answer "sometimes"
Score 2 for each time you answer "most of the time"
Score 3 for each time you answer "almost always"
If your total score is 8 or higher, you may be a problem gambler.
Support available for gambling
Click here for Aquarius
Click here for Gamcam
Click here for Gamblers Anonymous
Click here for Gordon Moody