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Do you chase your losses? Questions every punter should ask themselves

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Have you ever bet more than you could really afford to lose?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Have you gone back on another day to try to win back money you have lost?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Have you borrowed money or sold anything to gamble?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Have you felt you might have a problem with gambling?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Have people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Has your gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
A - Never
B - Sometimes
C - Most of the time
D - Almost always

If you answered A to most, or all questions then you don't show signs of a gambling problem; if you answered B to most questions then you show low-level problems with few identified negative consequences; if your answers were mainly in the C and D categories that suggests you might be experiencing problems with your gambling.

These Begambleaware questions have more detailed analysis on their website where you can obtain support through a confidential help page. You can also contact Gamcare for further information or call the National Gambling Helpline on 0800 8020 133 in the UK, 08000 886 725 in Northern Ireland, where the organisation is Dunlewey.net, or 1800 936 725 in the Republic of Ireland to get into contact with problemgambling.ie, or visit one of the information points listed below.

Information points to find out more

All take place between 10am-2pm

Leeds 
Leeds Becket University, Rose Bowl City Campus, LS1 3HB. Wednesday, October 18

Liverpool 
263 Townsend Lane, Liverpool, L13 9DG. Wednesday, October 18

Maidstone 
9 Romney Place, ME15 6LT. Wednesday, October 18

Manchester 
Rates Hall, Town Hall extension, Albert Square: Wednesday, October 18

Newcastle upon Tyne 
Grainger Market, NE1 5QQ. Wednesday, October 18

Northampton 
36-39 Abington Square, NN1 4AA. Wednesday, October 18

Telford 
Southwater Square, Southwater Way, TF3 4JG. Wednesday, October 18

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