Gambling Addiction

The following self-assessment is intended to help you determine whether gambling is contributing to significant problems in your life. This assessment is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a professional evaluation. Only a health care professional can make a formal diagnosis. All results are confidential and anonymous.

Instructions: Please respond to each item the best you can regarding how gambling affects you and your life. If your answer is yes, or mostly yes to an item respond with yes, if your answer is no or mostly no respond with no. Click “Submit” when you complete the survey to see your results and receive other feedback.

Gambling Addiction


Have you ever lost time from work due to gambling?

Has gambling affected your reputation?

Have you ever gambled to get money to pay debts or solve financial difficulties?

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

After winning, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?

Do you often gamble until you run out of money?

Have you ever borrowed money to finance your gambling?

Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?

Do you often gamble longer than planned?

Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?

Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?

Has gambling ever caused you to have difficulty sleeping?

Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?

Do you ever get the urge to celebrate any good fortune with a few hours of gambling?

Have you ever considered self destruction as a result of your gambling?

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