Do you know someone who might have a problem with gambling or think you may be affected yourself? Gambling can be fun, but it can also be a serious risk if you play at a landbased or online casino too often. There are several sources that help you to check your gambling habits or help you in case of problems. We list some of them on this site.

On www.gambleaware.co.uk you can take a test to check whether you’re in danger of problem gambling.

The Montana Council on Problem Gambling has published a set of questions* by gambling anonymous:

Did you ever lose time from work due to gambling?

Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

Did gambling affect your reputation?

Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?

Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?

Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiently?

After losing, did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?

After a win, did you have a strong urge to return and win more?

Did you gamble until your last dollar was gone?

Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?

Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?

Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?

Did gambling make you careless about the welfare of you family?

Did you ever gamble longer than you planned?

Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?

Have you ever committed, or considered committing, and illegal act to finance yourgambling?

Did gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping?

Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?

Did you have an urge to celebrate good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?

*Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions.

 

There are several other organisations that offer you help:

http://www.ncpgambling.org/

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/

http://www.gamblock.com/