Gambling Issues

Risk assessment

Assessing where you are now can help you make informed decisions about what to do next. It's a little like going on a diet and working out your starting weight. Are you ready to get the facts?

This self-assessment is known as the Canadian Problem Gambling Index. It is a tool based on research on the common signs and consequences of problematic gambling. Take the test now and find out your profile.

Assessing where you are now can help you make informed decisions on what to do next. It's a little like going on a diet and working out your starting weight. Are you ready to get the facts?

Thinking over the last 12 months...

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1. Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?
2. Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you needed to gamble with larger amounts to get the same feeling of excitement?
3. When you gambled, did you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost?
4. Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
5. Have you felt you might have a problem with gambling?
6. Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stess or anxiety?
7. Have people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?
8. Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
9. Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

You just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem.

Problem Gambler

The chart below indicates that gambling can be viewed on a risk continuum. This continuum ranges from no risk - where a person's gambling behaviour is such that no health or social problems have developed - to the extreme end where high risk gambling behaviour results in fairly serious problems for individuals, families and communities.

 

Gambling Risk Graph

 

Your score on this self assessment was . You are a 'No-risk' gambler.

You have just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem. Your score on this survey was . This indicates that your gambling is currently classified in the no-risk category.

Although you are currently not experiencing any gambling problems, people can move back and forth from one category to another in response to a broad range of factors, such as gambling more often, believing that gambling is a way to make money, emotional issues, such as depression and anxiety, and excessively using alcohol. It is therefore possible for you to migrate to the right in the future, where the risk of developing a gambling problem progressively increases.

 

Next Steps

You can speak to a telephone counsellor anywhere in Australia by calling 1800 858 858

Alternatively talk it over with an online counsellor now

 

If gambling is problem for you, you could consider the following:

You just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem.

Problem Gambler

The chart below indicates that gambling can be viewed on a risk continuum. This continuum ranges from no risk - where a person's gambling behaviour is such that no health or social problems have developed - to the extreme end where high risk gambling behaviour results in fairly serious problems for individuals, families and communities.

 

Gambling Risk Graph

 

Your score on this self assessment was . You are a 'Low-risk' gambler.

 

You have just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem. Your score on this survey was . This indicates that your gambling is currently classified in the low-risk category.

Although you are only experiencing one or two problems related to your gambling, people can move back and forth from one category to another in response to a broad range of factors, such as gambling more often, believing that gambling is a way to make money, emotional issues, such as depression and anxiety, and excessively using alcohol. It is therefore possible for you to migrate to the right in the future, where the risk of developing a gambling problem progressively increases.

 

Next Steps

You can speak to a telephone counsellor anywhere in Australia by calling 1800 858 858

Alternatively talk it over with an online counsellor now

 

If gambling is problem for you, you could consider the following:

You just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem.

Problem Gambler

The chart below indicates that gambling can be viewed on a risk continuum. This continuum ranges from no risk - where a person's gambling behaviour is such that no health or social problems have developed - to the extreme end where high risk gambling behaviour results in fairly serious problems for individuals, families and communities.

 

Gambling Risk Graph

 

Your score on this self assessment was . You are a 'Moderate-risk' gambler.

 

You have just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem. Your score on this survey was . This indicates that your gambling is currently classified in the moderate-risk category.

People can move back and forth from one category to another in response to a broad range of factors, such as gambling more often, believing that gambling is a way to make money, emotional issues, such as depression and anxiety, and excessively using alcohol. Although you probably have already experienced some problems related to your gambling, it is also possible for you to migrate to the right in the future, where the risk of developing a gambling problem is very high. This score indicates a level of risk that should be explored, particularly if you gamble frequently.

 

Next Steps

You can speak to a telephone counsellor anywhere in Australia by calling 1800 858 858

Alternatively talk it over with an online counsellor now

 

If gambling is problem for you, you could consider the following:

You just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem.

Problem Gambler

The chart below indicates that gambling can be viewed on a risk continuum. This continuum ranges from no risk - where a person's gambling behaviour is such that no health or social problems have developed - to the extreme end where high risk gambling behaviour results in fairly serious problems for individuals, families and communities.

 

Gambling Risk Graph

 

Your score on this self assessment was . You are a 'High-risk' gambler.

 

You have just completed a survey that measures whether a person's gambling should be considered a problem. Your score on this survey was . This indicates that your gambling is currently classified in the high-risk category.

You have probably experienced some fairly serious health or social problems related to your gambling and you may feel as though you have lost control of your gambling. Examining your gambling behaviour and its consequences is definitely encouraged. It is important that you speak to someone about your gambling. There are many services available that are designed for people who have developed problems with their gambling.

 

Next Steps

You can speak to a telephone counsellor anywhere in Australia by calling 1800 858 858

Alternatively talk it over with an online counsellor now

 

If gambling is problem for you, you could consider the following: