Gambling Addiction Compulsivity Test & Self Assesment

Do you have a gambling addiction?

Take our gambling addiction test to ascertain if you are demonstrating indications of compulsive gambling behavior.

Created by Henry Lesieur, PhD. & Sheila Blume, M.D., this Gambling Addiction Compulsivity Test allows individuals along with mental health professionals to develop an understanding of the extent of one’s gambling addiction.

Gambling addiction can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, relationships, and overall well-being. If you suspect that you or a loved one may be struggling with a gambling problem, it’s crucial to gain clarity. By taking our self-assessment gambling addiction test, you can better understand the signs and symptoms of gambling addiction. 

 Who Should Take the Gambling Addiction Test?

Our gambling addiction quiz is designed to help individuals assess their gambling behaviors and identify potential addiction patterns. If you’re unsure whether your gambling habits are becoming problematic, this quiz can provide valuable insights. Please read each question carefully and reflect on your experiences over the past 12 months.

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“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” – Kin Hubbard

Complete the gambling addiction test by responding to each question accordingly.

    1a. Play Cards for Money

    1b. Bet on Horses, Dogs or other Animals (at OTB, the Track or with a Bookie)

    1c. Bet on sports (parlay cards, with a bookie or at Jai Alai)

    1d. Play dice games (including craps, over and under or other dice games) for money

    1e. Gamble in a casino (legal or otherwise)

    1f. Play the numbers or bet on lotteries

    1g. Play bingo for money

    1h. Play the stock, options and/or commodities market

    1i. Play slot machines, poker machines or other gambling machines

    1j. Bowl, shoot pool, play golf or play any other game of skill for money

    1k. Pull tabs or “paper” games other than lotteries

    1l. Engage in some form of gambling not listed above (please specify)

    2. What is the largest amount of money you have ever gambled with on any one day?

    3. Which of the following people has (or had) a gambling problem?

    4. When you gamble, how often do you return to win back the money you lost?

    5. Have you ever claimed to be winning money while gambling, even though you were actually losing money?

    6. Do you feel like you have ever had a problem with betting money or gambling?

    7. Did you ever gamble more than you intended to?

    8. Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?

    9. Have you ever felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

    10. Have you ever felt like you would like to stop betting money or gambling but you didn’t think you could?

    11. Have you ever hidden betting slips, lottery tickets, gambling money, I.O.U.s or other signs of betting or gambling from your spouse, children or other important people in your life?

    12. Have you ever argued with people you live with over how you handle money?

    13. (If you answered yes to question 12) Have money arguments ever centered on your gambling?

    14. Have you ever borrowed from someone and not paid them back as a result of your gambling?

    15. Have you ever lost time from work (or school) due to betting or gambling?

    16. If you borrowed money to gamble or to pay gambling debts, who/where did you borrow from? (answer “yes” or “no” to each question)

    From Household Money?

    From Your Spouse?

    From Other Relatives or In-Laws?

    From Banks, Loan Companies or Credit Unions?

    From Credit Cards?

    From Loan Sharks?

    You Cashed in Stocks, Bonds or other Securities?

    You Sold Personal or Family Property?

    You Borrowed on your Checking Account?

    You Have (had) a Credit Line with a Bookie?

    You Have (had) a Credit Line with a Casino?

    *Submission of this assessment does not qualify nor exclude you from our Compulsivity Program.

    This is provided as a preliminary screening to assess the extent of current and past Compulsive Gambling issues.

    Understanding the Accuracy of the Gambling Addiction Test 

    It’s important to note that the gambling addiction quiz is not a diagnostic tool. Only licensed mental health providers or doctors can provide an official diagnosis of mental health disorders. However, this self-assessment can serve as an essential initial step toward seeking appropriate treatment. Sometimes, individuals hesitate to seek help due to concerns about the legitimacy or severity of their issues. Remember, taking this quiz can be a proactive measure in addressing potential gambling addiction.

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