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National Problem Gambling Helpline

This only takes 10 minutes, and there are no wrong answers. You will need to complete this in one sitting. Do not click the ‘Back’ button at any point, as you will exit the workbook by doing so.

Please get ready information on your finances as it will be very useful in completing the workbook.

Upon completion of the workbook, you will receive a personalised report, which you can print.


Any data or information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Identify if you are At Risk

Take the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) test and find out now.

  • Thinking of the past 12 months…

    Qn 1/9

    Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?

  • Qn 2/9

    Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?

  • Qn 3/9

    When you gambled, did you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost?

  • Qn 4/9

    Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?

  • Qn 5/9

    Have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling?

  • Qn 6/9

    Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?

  • Qn 7/9

    Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?

  • Qn 8/9

    Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?

  • Qn 9/9

    Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

  • You are "At High Risk"

    Problem gambling with negative consequences and a possible loss of control.

    The National Problem Gambling Helpline (1800-6-668-668), which operates from 8am to 11pm daily, is just a call away when you need any help and advice.

    Gambling addiction is treatable and the earlier one seeks help, the better

    Data from NAMS has shown that 76% of patients who sought help for gambling addiction improved after 3 months.

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Calculate Your Financial Risk*

Ever wondered how much you really spend on gambling? This section calculates your financial risk and will help you understand ‘how much is too much’.

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  • 1. How much is your monthly take-home pay?

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    2. What are your monthly household expenses? question mark

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    3. What are your monthly personal expenses? question mark

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    4. How much do you gamble each month?

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    *Any data you provide will not be stored.

  • Based on the figures you have provided earlier,

    you have a deficit of -$300

    is your take-home
    pay minus expenses
    is your gambling
    You may be gambling
    more than you can afford.

    It is always good to have some spare cash every month because you never know when you may need it, be it for yourself or your loved ones. It is up to you to decide what the appropriate limits are, and stick to these.


Dealing with your Gambling Situation

Some situations can lead to an urge, craving or desire to gamble. This section will guide you in dealing with risky situations and in understanding the seriousness of your gambling behaviour.

1. With whom, where and when do you gamble?

Identify and fill in the possible scenario(s) that most closely represent your circumstances.

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2. Which of the following situations make you think about gambling?

Select the option(s) that you identify with most.

3. Sometimes we make excuses for gambling. Have you ever given yourself these reasons for gambling?

Select the option(s) that you identify with most.

4. There are other risky situations that can bring about gambling behaviours. Which of these apply to you?

Select the option(s) that you identify with.

Help us understand who you are

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*All information gathered in this workbook will be kept strictly confidential.