About Responsible Gambling

Responsible Gambling


Gamblers Anonymous publishes a questionnaire for anyone who thinks they might have a gambling problem. If you believe you may have developed a gambling problem we encourage you to answer the following questions:

  • Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
  • Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
  • Did gambling affect your reputation?
  • Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
  • Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  • Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  • After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
  • After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  • Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
  • Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  • Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
  • Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
  • Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
  • Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
  • Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
  • Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
  • Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  • Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  • Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
  • Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

If you answered 'yes' to a number of these questions, gambling may be a problem for you.

If you feel you need help, the following services are available to people for whom gambling has become a problem:

International services

Gamblers Anonymous


Gambling Therapy


UK based services

Gamble Aware


Gamblers Anonymous: 0845 600 0133


Australian based services

Gamblers Anonymous: (02) 9628 5065


Australian Capital Territory: (02) 6247 0655


New South Wales: 1800 633 635; TTY 1800 633 649

Northern Territory: 1800 629 683

Queensland: 1800 222 050

South Australia: 1800 060 757

Tasmania: 1800 000 973; TTY 1800 000 974

Victoria: 1800 858 858 or 1800 156 789


Western Australia: 1800 622 112