Gambling Test

This gambling test will tell you if you’re a compulsive-gambler or if you’re only gambling for the fun of it.

These 20 questions are from the gambling test developed by Gamblers Anonymous. I think it's one of the best self tests to do on your own, to find out if you have a problem.

I suggest that you print it out and keep it as a reminder to get help. If you think you’re developing a problem, you can also use it to keep yourself in check.


Twenty questions on gambling

1.Did you ever lose time from work or school due to playing?

Yes or No.

2. Has playing ever made your home life unhappy?

Yes or No.

3. Have you ever felt remorse after playing?

Yes or No

4. Did you ever play to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial problems?

Yes or No 5. Did playing effect your reputation?

Yes or No

6. Did gaming cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?

Yes or No

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

Yes or No

8. After a win, did you have a strong urge to return and win more? Yes or No

9. Did you often play until your last dollar was gone?

Yes or No

10. Did you ever borrow to finance your game?

Yes or No

11. Have you ever sold anything to finance the game?

Yes or No

12. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?

Yes or No

13. Were you reluctant to use “playing money” for normal expenditures?

Yes or No

14. Did you ever play longer than you planned?

Yes or No

15. Have you ever played to escape worry or trouble?

Yes or No

16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing an illegal act to finance playing?

Yes or No

17. Did playing cause you to have difficulty sleeping?

Yes or No

18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create and urge to play?

Yes or No

19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of playing?

Yes or No

20. Have you ever considered harming yourself or suicide as a result of playing?

Yes or No

Most compulsive-gamblers will answer ‘YES’ to at least 7 of these questions. If this gambling test demonstrates that you have a problem, there are many ways to get help. Contact GA and find out where their meetings are and drop in. You’ll find that people are very receptive to newcomers.

You can also get

private counseling or coaching, depending on that gambling test There are now rehabs that specialize in the problem. Check the internet for information in your area.

If you have a question about compulsive gambling just ask.

Is a gambler you know driving you crazy?

This addiction affects family and friends as well.

Does your teenager have a problem?



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