If you feel you may have a problem with your gambling, ask yourself the following questions:
•Have others ever criticized your gambling?
•Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
•Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
•Do you gamble alone for long periods?
•Do you stay away from work, college or school to gamble?
•Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
•Are you reluctant to spend 'gambling money' on anything else?
•Have you lost interest in your family, friends or pastimes due to gambling?
•After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
•When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair, and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
•Do you gamble until your last Euro is gone?
•Have you lied, stolen or borrowed just to get money to gamble or to pay gambling debts?
•Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
If you have answered 'yes' to all or some of these questions, the more likely it is that you have a gambling problem and may wish to seek help and advice through the channels outlined above.