Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Are You a Responsible Gambler

Responsible gambling is good gambling. Below is a 20-item questionnaire published by gamblers anonymous regarding gambling addiction.

Answer these twenty questions honestly and carefully. If you answer, “yes” to seven or more questions, you may have a gambling problem.

This is strongly recommend that you pass this page questionnaire to the fellow poker players as well who you may think is in danger of having a problem.

1. Did you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
3. Did gambling affect your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5. Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
6. Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
8. After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
9. Did you often gamble until your last penny was gone?
10. Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
12. Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
13. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?
14. Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
17. Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

Please answer all the questions honestly as this is for self-assessment and you can easily judge yourself that what are you actually in or up to.


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