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. Is your time and thoughts always preoccupied by gambling activities?
YESNO

2. Do you gamble to relieve bad mood or escape problems?
YESNO

3. Do you increase amount of money to gamble with in order to win what you’ve lost previously?
YESNO

4. Do you chase after your losses?
YESNO

5. Have you ever lied to anyone about your gambling behaviour?
YESNO

6. Has your gambling behaviour caused damaging consequences in your family, work/school or social life?
YESNO

7. Have you unsuccessfully tried to stop your gambling behaviour?
YESNO

8. Do you feel restless and irritable when you try to cut or stop your gambling behaviour?
YESNO

9. Have you borrowed or asked money to gamble with?
YESNO

10. Have you ever done something illegal to get money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
YESNO

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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@responsiblegambling.org.za for confidential, free, and professional  Counseling