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Test someone else's gambling

Take this quiz (anonymous) to find out more about the gambling of someone you care about. See if their gambling is sweet as or if there is more of a problem.

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Test results

Things are under control

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From what you’ve told us this person’s gambling isn’t a problem. Thanks for checking on them. While there is no need to be worried at this stage, if things change you can come back and take this test.

It’s easier to help someone you care about if you know the signs and take action early. You may want to become familiar with the signs of harmful gambling.

Always remember, you’re not alone. If you’re concerned or worried about this person please don’t hesitate to call the Gambling Helpline. We offer free confidential help and support over the phone or by text. We can also help arrange for you to see a counsellor in your area.

There are some things to keep an eye on. Take control.

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There may be one or two things that are giving you a reason to be concerned about this person’s gambling. To make sure their gambling doesn’t start causing them and others more problems, we’ve provided some ideas for how to get help and support below.

Check out this information for tips on helping others, and how to talk to them about it.

Now would also be a good time for you and/or them to give us a call to chat about the things that can be done to help keep their gambling in control. Our Gambling Helpline is available at any time day or night – it’s confidential and free. We can also help arrange for you to see a counsellor in your area if you wish.

For free 24 hour support, call the Gambling Helpline
on 0800 654 655 or text 8006

Their gambling is causing some harm. It’s a good time to act.

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From what you’ve told us their gambling is definitely causing them harm and may even be hurting the people who care about them.

That’s not good, but you’re not alone. We can provide help and support for you both.

It’s important that they make some changes to their gambling and you can help. We’ve provided some information on tips for helping others, how to talk to them and how to get professional help and support.

The best thing to do is for you and/or them to call our Gambling Helpline on the numbers below. Call us, any time, day or night – it’s completely confidential and it’s free. We understand how serious gambling problems can be and can offer support and advice to you both. We can also put you in touch with free local face to face support services.

For free 24 hour support, call the Gambling Helpline
on 0800 654 655 or text 8006

Their gambling is causing harm. Let us help.

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It’s clear that this person’s gambling is hurting them and is likely to be hurting people around them too.

That’s not good but you’re not alone. We have friendly, non-judgmental help services ready to help you both.

It’s important that they make some changes to their gambling and you can help. We’ve provided some information on tips for helping others, how to talk to them and how to get professional help and support.

The best thing to do is for you and/or them to call our Gambling Helpline on the numbers below or to visit a local support service. Call us, any time, day or night – it’s completely confidential and it’s free. We understand how serious gambling problems can be and can offer support and advice to you both. We can also put you in touch with free local face to face support services.

For free 24 hour support, call the Gambling Helpline
on 0800 654 655 or text 8006

  • Do you find yourself attempting to anticipate this person's moods, or trying to control their life?
    Yes
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    No
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  • Do they often induce guilt on you as a method of shifting responsibilities for their gambling?
    Yes
    1
    0
    No
    0
    0
  • Have you ever threatened to break up the family unit, due to the continuing gambling of this person?
    Yes
    1
    0
    No
    0
    0
  • Does this person continually lie to cover up or deny their gambling activities?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
    0
  • Have you found yourself starting to hide money for family expenses in order to protect you and your family from going without food etc, because of the person's gambling?
    Yes
    1
    0
    No
    0
    0
  • Does the person have unrealistic expectations that gambling will bring the family wealth and material comfort, or do they gamble to get money to solve financial difficulties?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
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  • Does the person ever borrow money to pay gambling debts, or to gamble with?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
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  • Does the person constantly return to gambling in order to try and recover losses, or win more?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
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  • Does this person genuinely promise that they will stop gambling, and maybe plead for another chance, only to gamble once again?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
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  • When it comes to money, do you feel that this person cannot be trusted?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
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  • Is the person that is gambling, often not at home for lengthy, unexplained periods of time?
    Yes
    1
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    No
    0
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  • Are you being constantly bothered by debt collectors?
    Yes
    1
    0
    No
    0
    0