The following ten questions cover the experiences and behavior commonly associated with betting related problems. This online service provides you with feedback on your sports betting behavior. The feedback it contains is not a medical diagnosis and does not constitute an offer of medical and/or psycho-social counseling or treatment. The information provided is by no means exhaustive and lays no claim to completeness. Absolute anonymity is guaranteed, and you will not be asked to provide any personal data. It is important that you answer honestly and do not leave out any of the questions.
When you answer the following questions, please think about and refer to the previous 12 months: Have there been any phases in the last year when you have frequently thought about sports betting or about how to finance your sports betting activities?
Have you ever felt the need to place increasingly higher bets to achieve the same level of thrill?
Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to control, limit or stop your sports betting activities?
Have you ever felt restless or irritable when you tried to stop or reduce your sports betting activities?
Has sports betting distracted you or provided a release from unpleasant feelings like nervousness, hopelessness, guilt, fear or sadness?
Have you ever lied to members of your family, therapists or other people to cover up the extent of your sports betting activities?
Have you ever done anything unlawful to obtain money for betting or to cover your betting debts?
Have you ever lost a friend or your job as a result of your sports betting habits?
Have you ever relied on the fact that other people will pay your bills or cover your sports betting debts?
You consider sports betting to be a fun, entertaining and exciting leisure pastime.
If your sports betting habits do not change, you have no cause for concern!
In rare cases, sports bettors who answered almost all questions with a no can still have a sports betting problem.
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Every question answered with “Yes” should be taken as a serious sign that you might have a betting problem. Make use of the options we offer to take a break from gambling or to reassess and, if necessary, reduce your betting limits.
Alternatively, you could also consider contacting a counseling center in your area! Remember: the sooner you decide to seek help, the sooner you will prevent any potential negative effects of sports betting!
The analysis of your answers indicates that your sports betting habits are causing you significant emotional and/or financial stress.
To assess your particular situation and sports betting habits, we recommend that you contact a counseling center in your area as soon as possible. The staff in these counseling centers have considerable experience in dealing with this kind of problem and have already helped many other people with betting problems to change their ways.
Our own well-trained staff are also on hand here to help you find the support you need to. Get in touch with them as soon as possible: the longer you wait, the more serious your sports betting problem will become!
You could also make use of our self-exclusion option.