The Short Gambling Quiz

In the past 12 months have you gambled more than you intended to?__________yes__________ no
In the past 12 months have you claimed to be winning money when you were not?__________yes__________ no
In the past 12 months have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or about what happens when you gamble?__________yes__________ no
In the past 12 months have people criticized your gambling?__________yes__________ no
In the past 12 months have you had money arguments centred on gambling?__________yes__________ no
In the past 12 months did you feel you had to persist until you won?__________yes__________ no
If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions, how often has it happened?__________once__________ only sometimes__________ often

Scoring

If a person answers no to all questions, you can be very confident that he or she does not have a gambling problem. A score of 2 may indicate that he or she is developing a problem, but currently does not have a problem. If the person scores 3 or more you can be very confident that he or she does have a problem; over 97% of people who do not have a problem score less than 2 on these items. A score of 2 is a judgment call; the majority of people who do not have a problem score less than 2, but the majority of people who do have a problem score more than 2. This score may indicate a person that is in transition. Question 7 is used to adjust a person’s score. If a person scored 3 or above, but responded once only to question 7, then he or she may be at risk or in transition, but probably does not currently have a gambling problem.