Self Check Quiz

For some people gambling can change from being an entertaining and pleasurable activity and become a problem. When that happens, gambling  becomes too important in a person’s life and hurt their social and financial well-being, excluding him/herself from their family and their friends to focus on gambling. Spending too much think about gambling and how to beat the odds. We offer a Self Check Quiz that will allow you to determine whether you have a gambling problem.

1.Do you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
YESNO

2. Is gambling making your home life unhappy?
YESNO

3. Is gambling affecting your reputation?
YESNO

4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
YESNO

5. Do you ever gamble to get money to pay debts or solve other financial problems?
YESNO

6. Does gambling make you less hard-working?
YESNO

7. After losing, do you feel you must return soon and win back your losses?
YESNO

8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
YESNO

9. Do you often gamble until your last Rand is gone?
YESNO

10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
YESNO

11. Have you ever sold anything you own to finance gambling?
YESNO

12. Do you try not to use your “gambling money” to pay for other things?
YESNO

13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
YESNO

14. Do you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
YESNO

15. Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?
YESNO

16. Have you ever thought about doing or actually done something illegal to finance gambling?
YESNO

17. Does gambling cause you to have trouble sleeping?
YESNO

18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations make you feel like gambling?
YESNO

19. Do you have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
YESNO

20. Have you ever thought about killing yourself as a result of gambling?
YESNO


If you suspect that gambling is affecting your life, you can take steps to change this. Seeking professional help can help to reduce the stress that is caused by your gambling. You can contact our Problem Gambling Treatment and Counseling Line on 0800 006 008 or email helpline@sargf.org.za for confidential, free, and professional  Counseling