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Are you staying safe whilst gambling?

  • 27 Dec 2021
  • David
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When undertaking any betting, whether it be fixed odds, online slots, or even ‘betting’ on forex, crypto or traditional equities, it’s important to remember that gambling can be addictive. Some people are more susceptible to the effects gambling can have on the brain and in order to play safe, you need to understand the signs of a problem.

There is no absolute diagnosis tool or binary test for problem gambling but the best indicative survey is attached below so you can check yourself.

NB/ We did not write the PGSI assessment, nor were we involved in its design – if you want more information on the PGSI a good resource is available at the Gambling Commission.

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Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) Assessment

Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?
Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?
When you gambled, did you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost?
Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?
Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

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