Self Assessment Tool

Take the test, take control

As part of our mission we want players to enjoy our games while playing responsibly. Take the test below and find out what kind of player you are.

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What do you gamble most on?

Bingo
Casino Gambling
Horse Betting
Lotteries
Poker
Scratchcards
Slot Machines
Sports Betting
Other

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

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

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

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

Have you gone back on another day to try to win back the money you’d lost?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

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

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

Have people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

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

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?

Never
Sometimes
Most of the time
Always

Your National Lottery play and other gambling activities seem to be under control.

Your responses suggest that you are playing in a healthy way. Playing National Lottery games should always be fun, playing in a way that is right for you. We have lots of tools to help keep you in control of your play. Whether it’s setting a pop up to remind you how long you’ve been playing or using our new Budget Calculator, you can find out more by visiting our Responsible Play pages

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There is a slightly increased risk that you may develop problems with your National Lottery play or other gambling related activities.

Some of your responses show that you may need to think about how much you play. Playing National Lottery games should always be fun, playing in a way that is right for you. We have lots of tools to help put you in control of your play. Whether it’s setting a pop up to remind you how long you’ve been playing, taking a short break or using our new Budget Calculator, you can find out more by visiting our Responsible Play page.

Help is at hand - If you feel at any point that your play is causing you problems, you can talk to a GamCare advisor free of charge, available 24/7, on 0808 802 0133 or online at Netline.

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There is an increased risk that you may develop problems with your National Lottery play or other gambling related activities.

Your responses suggest that you may be experiencing some problems with your play. Playing National Lottery games should always be fun, playing in a way that is right for you. We have lots of tools to help put you in control of your play. Whether it’s setting a pop up to remind you how long you’ve been playing, taking a short break or using our new Budget Calculator, you can find out more by visiting our Responsible Play page.

Help is at hand - If you feel that your play is causing you problems, you can talk to a GamCare advisor free of charge, available 24/7, on 0808 802 0133 or online at Netline.

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You are showing very clear signs of problems with your National Lottery play or other gambling related activities.

We recommend that you talk to a GamCare advisor free of charge, available 24/7, on 0808 802 0133 or online at Netline. Take a break from playing The National Lottery by setting up a short or long term exclusion here. You may also want to think about changing your routine, as making small changes to you behaviour can help. Take a look at some of the ideas GamCare recommend to Change your behaviour.

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