9-Question Gambling Quiz

Do I have a Gambling Problem?

Take the gambling quiz to see if you may need to take corrective action.

Directions: Thnking about the last 12 months, rate each of the statements in the table below.

Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

When you gambled, did you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

Never

Sometimes

Most of the time

Almost always

What Your Score Means

High Risk Gambler, 8 - 27: A person scoring in this range may be gambling dependent and is experiencing a substantial level of gambling related problems.
Moderate-risk gambler, 3-7: A person scoring in this range will already be experiencing some problem related to their gambling.
Low-risk gambler, 1-2: Experienced one or two minor problems related to their gambling.
Non-problem gambler, 0: Experienced no problems in the last year

Please Note:

Online screening tools are not diagnostic instruments. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical or mental health condition and cannot be substituted for the advice of physicians, licensed professionals, or therapists who are familiar with your specific situation.

Consult a licensed medical professional or call 911 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

www.LiveBetterToday.com disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of this screen.

Reference:
Ferris, J., & Wynne, H. (2001). The Canadian problem gambling index: Final report. Submitted for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

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