If your bet is having a bad impact on your life or the lives of others, then



.following questions may help you to identify.


  • Does betting prevent you from attending your job or college?
  • Are you betting to pass the time or to escape boredom?
  • Do you bet alone for long periods of time?
  • Have others criticized you regarding your betting habits?
  • Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies because of betting?
  • Have you ever lied to cover the amount of money or time you spent betting?
  • Do you lie, steal or borrow to maintain your betting habits?
  • Are you reluctant to use your betting funds for something else?
  • Do you bet until you lose all your money?
  • After losing, do you feel that you should try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
  • If you run out of money while betting, do you feel lost and in despair and feel the need to bet again as soon as possible?
  • Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to bet again?
  • Does betting make you feel depressed or even suicidal?

The more questions you answer ‘yes’, the more it indicates that you have a problem with your gambling. To speak to someone who can provide advice and support, please contact one of the organizations listed below.

Gamblers Anonymous is a group of men and women who come together to help with their respective gambling problems and that of other heavyweights. There are regional associations around the world. Gamblers Anonymous’s international service site is at: 

Gambling Therapy provides assistance and guidance to anyone adversely affected by gambling. This site can be accessed at: