#1 Do you often feel an uncontrollable urge to gamble?
#2 In comparison with times in your past, do you currently invest more time or money in gambling than you used to?
#3 Do you worry about money because of how much you spend on gambling?
#4 Do you sometimes end up gambling more often or for longer periods of time, even when you didn’t originally plan on doing so?
#5 Have you ever tried to stop gambling – and failed to do so?
#6 Do your thoughts sometimes circle around combinations of numbers and possible prizes?
#7 Do you believe that you can ‘beat’ the system when gambling?
#8 When you think about gambling, does your body react physically – with a racing heart, sweaty palms or a ‘butterfly’ feeling?
#9 During times when you can’t gamble, do you feel restless, irritated or physically uncomfortable?
#10 Do you try to keep your passion for gambling secret?
#11 Have you neglected certain obligations (career, hobbies, relationships) due to gambling?
#12 Has your gambling caused problems within your family?
#13 Have you often missed appointments or meetings because of gambling?
#14 Do you primarily gamble when you’re bored, stressed out or feeling sad?
#15 Do you suffer from your gambling behaviour?
You answered less than five questions with “yes”. Your behavior is unproblematic.
You answered ‘yes’ five or more than five questions! This may be a sign that your gambling behaviour could be problematic or even critical. Don’t hesitate to get insight into your situation and seek help.
Entrenched gambling behaviour?
Most of the time, strong willpower alone is not enough. This is why gambling addiction is considered a disease in Germany. The costs of treatment are covered by pension or health insurance providers!