Recognizing Signs of Gambling Addiction

If you are concerned that gambling has had a negative impact on your life or someone else's then the following questions may help you find out.

  • Have you ever neglected study or work due to gambling?
  • Do you gamble to pass time or because of boredom?
  • Do you play alone, and for long periods of time?
  • Have others ever criticized your gambling?
  • Have you ever lost interest in family, friends or hobbies due to gambling?
  • Has it ever happened to you to lie, steal or borrow money to cover gambling losses?
  • Has it ever happened to you to lie, steal or borrow money for gambling?
  • Are you reluctant to spend money allocated for gambling on other goals?
  • Do you gamble until you lose all your money?
  • After losing, do you feel the need to play as soon as possible to cover losses?
  • Does gambling occur after arguments, frustrations or disappointments?
  • Does gambling cause you depression or suicidal thoughts?

The more questions that you answer 'yes' to, the more likely it is that you are having difficulties with your gambling. 

Learn more about Responsible Gaming here.

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