This Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) may be used to help you determine if you are at risk of being or becoming a problem gambler. Only a professional can diagnose if you have a gambling problem, a different problem, or both.

  • During the past 12 months, have you becoms restless, irritable or anxious when trying to stop/cut down on gambling?
  • During the past 12 months, have you tried to keep your family or friends from knowing how much you gambled?
  • During the past 12 months, did you have such financial trouble as a result of your gambling that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends or welfare?

Answering "Yes" to any one item suggests the presence of a gambling disorder and need for further assessment.

A private, interactive version of the BBGS is available here.

*From the National Center for Responsible Gaming,