Problem Gambling Severity Index Survey

This self-assessment is based on the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (Ferris & Wynne, 2001). This quiz allows you to consider how your gambling compares to a measure of risk around gambling.

 

Thinking about the last 12 months...

 

Q1. Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

 

Q2. Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q3. When you gambled, did you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q4. Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q5. Have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q6. Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q7. Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q8. Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always

 

Q9. Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Almost always