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Problem Gambling Severity Index (www.camh.ca)

 

In the last 12 months how often …..

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

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

2. Have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

3. Have you gone back another day to try and win back the money you lost?

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

4. Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble:

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

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

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

6. Have you felt that gambling has caused you health problems, including stress and anxiety?

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

7. Have people criticized your betting or told you that you have a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

8. Have you felt that your gambling has caused financial problems for you or your household?

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always

 

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

 

0  Never 1  Sometimes 2  Most of the Time 3  Almost Always
Total Score

 

Total the score.  The higher the score, the greater the risk that gambling is a problem.

 

Score of 0 = Non-problem gambling

 

Score of 1 or 2 = Low risk

 

Score of  3 – 7 = Moderate risk

 

Score of 8 – 27 = Problem Gambling