A recent study conducted in Victoria, Australia concluded that the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI) demonstrated the best measurement for problem gambling. (2006) Measuring Problem Gambling: Assessment of Three Prevalence Screens,International Gambling Studies Vol. 6 , Iss. 2

Thinking about the last 12 months… [READ OUT STATEMENTS AND SCALE]

Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?
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 you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
Have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling?
Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
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?

Never. (code 0)
Sometimes (code 1)
Most of the time (code 2)
Almost always (code 3)



Sum scores for all statements per individual and classify as follows:

0 = Non-problem gambling
1 or 2 = Low level of problems with few or no identified negative consequences
3 to 7 = Moderate level of problems leading to some negative consequences
8+ = Problem gambling with negative consequences and possible loss of control


Source: http://www.ccgr.ca/en/projects/resources/ProblemGamblingSeverityIndex.pdf

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