Online roulette can be addictive. This in itself is not necessarily a problem but general is. Answer the questions below as honestly as possible
- Does gambling prevent you from attending work or college?
- Do you gamble to pass time or to escape boredom?
- Do you gamble alone for long periods of time?
- Have others ever criticised you for your gambling?
- Have you lost interest in family, friends or hobbies due to gambling?
- Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you spend gambling?
- Have you lied, stolen or borrowed in order to maintain betting habits?
- Are you reluctant to spend ‘gambling money’ on anything else?
- Do you gamble until you lose all your money?
- After losing, do you feel that you have to try and win back the losses as soon as possible?
- If you run out of money when gambling, do you feel lost and in despair and feel the need to gamble again as soon as possible?
- Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
- Does gambling make you depressed or even suicidal?
Answering ‘yes’ to a few of these questions could indicate you have a problem. If you answer to more than half, you do have a gambling problem and should seek help.
These general rules will put you in good stead.
- Try establishing limits to what you are willing to lose before you start playing.
- Think about the amount of time you are going to spend gambling, do not go over it. Remember, the longer you play, the more likely you are to lose.
- Don’t gamble if it interferes with your daily responsibilities.
- Don’t gamble if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Don’t chase your losses. It can work work but eventually it will end in tears.
Also contact GamCare to get more help.