If you are unsure whether your (or someone else’s) gambling has become a cause for concern, please ask yourself the following:
- Ability to stop;
Have you tried to stop gambling and found that you can’t?
- Affecting your relationships;
Is gambling making your home life unhappy or affecting how you behave with your friends or work colleagues?
- Gambling reasons;
Do you find yourself gambling with money that you need for other purposes, gambling to pay bills or any other reason other than recreational?
- Gambling behaviour;
Have you borrowed or sold anything to gamble, chased losses by increasing the size and frequency of your bets or found yourself gambling to escape worry or trouble?
- Personality change;
Do you find that you become more aggressive, anxious, or irritable when you are gambling or trying to cut down on gambling?
- Unsociable behaviour?
Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
Have you found the need before to seek help with a problem that was caused by gambling?
If you were to answer yes to 2 or more of these questions above, we would suggest that you seek advice by either contacting Customer Support, by contacting a professional problem gambling support service or by speaking to a family member or friend.