GIVE YOUR GAMBLING A HEALTH CHECK
Think you might have a problem with gambling?
Answer these questions:
If you answered ‘Yes’ to four or more questions, gambling may be causing you problems.
Adapted from the ‘Eight’ Gambling Screen—Early Intervention Gambling Health Test, developed by Sean Sullivan, Goodfellow Unit, Auckland Medical School.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Gambling Help services provide free counselling, support and information
to gamblers and their partners, family and friends.
Telephone and online support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Face-to-face counselling is offered via Gambling Help services during
CONSIDER BANNING YOURSELF FROM GAMBLING
If you feel you’re getting in over your head, you can speak to a customer liaison officer at a venue where you gamble about banning (excluding) yourself. Gambling Help services can also help you exclude from gambling venues.
For information about excluding yourself from sports betting providers, please contact the providers directly.
GAMBLING HELP QUEENSLAND WEBSITE
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing problems with gambling, visit gamblinghelpqld.org.au for useful information and tips.
- Spending more time or money than intended.
- Arguing with family and friends after gambling.
- Losing and having an urge to return as soon as possible to win back losses.
- Feeling guilty or remorseful about gambling.
- Borrowing money or selling assets to gamble.
- Considering obtaining money illegally to gamble.
- Missing work to gamble.
- Hiding the extent of the gambling.
RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TIPS
- Don’t let the game play you.
- Think of gambling as entertainment, not a way to make money.
- Don’t gamble to escape stress or boredom.
- Set yourself a limit and don’t exceed it.
- Don’t chase your losses. Walk away.
- Gamble only what you can afford to lose.
- Never borrow money to gamble.
- Stay in control and think of the people who need you.