This free and confidential self-assessment* is meant to assist those who are interested in exploring further their gambling and related behaviors. This self-assessment is a tool to help raise awareness about the impact of problem gambling behaviors and DOES NOT replace a face-to-face evaluation with a trained local problem gambling professional.
All information is kept strictly confidential. Your answers may be analyzed statistically for program evaluation and research.
There are seven sections in the self-assessment tool:
- What kinds of gambling do you do?
- Do you have a gambling problem?
- Consequences of gambling
- What’s happening to me when I gamble?
- Identifying reasons for gambling
- The financial costs of gambling
After completing the final section, you will have an option to email your results to yourself. If you choose to do this, an email with a one-time use link will be sent to the email address you provide. When you follow this one-time link, you can save a PDF copy of the self-assessment to your device. At this point, there is also an option to send the self-assessment to the problem gambling professional in your county.
*This Self-Assessment is taken form Choices: A Guide to understanding and changing problem gambling behavior, Version III, May 2016 (David Hodgins, PhD, Karyn Makarchuk, MSc)
1. What kinds of gambling do you do?
List your top three, preferred forms of gambling:
(Rank them in order of preference)