If you think that you or someone else may be having difficulties with their gambling, then please take some time to consider the following questions:
- Do you stay away from work or studying in order to gamble?
- Do you gamble to escape from boredom or unhappiness?
- When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
- Do you gamble until all your money is lost?
- Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
- Have you ever lied borrowed or stolen to maintain betting habits?
- Are you reluctant to spend gambling money on anything else?
- Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?
- After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
The more questions answered yes to, the more likely it is that gambling difficulties are being experienced.
If you are concerned and additional assistance would be of benefit, please review the Safer Gambling pages information that offers advice and services of how to stay in control.