The checklist below is a good indicator of whether or not you might have a gambling problem.

Check the appropriate box next to the following statement. When you've finished, click the 'score me' button to see your results.

Over the past 12 months…

Never
Some of the time
Most of the time
Almost always
 
How often have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?
         
How often have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?
         
Have you gone back on another day to try to win back money you have lost?
         
How often have you borrowed money or sold anything to gamble?
         
How often have you felt you might have a problem with gambling?
         
How often have people criticised your betting or told you you had a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?
         
How often have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
         
How often has your gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
         
How often has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
Never Some of the time Most of the time Almost always  

If you’re still not sure whether you have, or someone you know has, a gambling problem, call the Gambling Helpline to talk about the things you have noticed. Or check out our self-help pages.