Do you have a gambling problem?

If you feel that you have lost control of your gambling, then it is important to admit it to yourself and get help. There are people who will be able to understand your situation and support you. 

Self Help Guide for Problem Gamblers

We all take risks and gambling is a particular style of risk-taking that’s exciting and entertaining.

Gambling activities are very accessible and the temptation to try our luck or re-experience an early win can be irresistible.

Each time you win you may find that you spend your winnings on more gambling, and if you lose you may desperately continue, hoping that a ‘big win’ is just around the corner...

The more you do this, the more absorbed you become in the activity.

This is why gambling is so habit-forming.

Most people who gamble keep control of what they are doing and remain ‘social gamblers’. However, a significant number of men, women and young people lose that control and, for them, gambling becomes a problem.

If gambling has taken over your life and dominates your thoughts, if you cannot stop until you have run out of money, or if you have lost relationships, friends, possessions or jobs as a result of your gambling, then read on, this information may help!

Do I have a gambling problem?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1.  Do you stay away from work or college to gamble?
  2.  Do you gamble to escape from a boring and unhappy life?
  3. When gambling and you run out of money do you feel lost and in despair, and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
  4.  Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the bus fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?
  5.  Have you lied, stolen or borrowed just to get money to gamble or to pay gambling debts?
  6. Are you reluctant to spend ‘gambling money’ on anything else?
  7. Have you lost interest in your family?
  8. After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses?
  9. Do arguments, frustrations, disappointments make you want to gamble?
  10. Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of you gambling?

The more you answer ‘yes’, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem.

Speak to someone about this.

Strategies For Help

Problem gambling has a vast bofy of research and there are proven ways to help players to stop and leave their gambling habits behind them. Read more about the strategies for help 

Get Help Now!

There are several organisations looking after players who developed a gambling problem in the UK and abroad. Here are some of the options available to players. Longer list of organisations and groups is available here.