Conversation Questions


  • Do you play the lottery?
  • What kind of lottery do you play?
  • Do you play football pools?
  • Do you play slot machines?
  • How many forms of gambling as you can think of?
  • What percentage of people do you think gamble?
  • What do you think is the most amount of money that different people loose? E.g. An average person or a big gambler?
  • Do you bet? How often? What’s the biggest bet you ever placed?
  • Apart from the obvious financial problem what other consequences can occur as a result of excessive gambling?
  • Who suffers the most from a gambling problem?
  • Apart from the obvious reason of winning money, why do people gamble?
  • Why is gambling addictive?
  • Do you think it could be genetic?
  • What kinds of people do you think are more prone to developing a gambling problem?
  • Do you think there is gender difference?
  • At what age do people generally start gambling?
  • What’s the usual age limit for gambling games?
  • Do you regard putting money in machines for prizes, at an amusement arcade, as gambling?
  • Is there such a thing as good and bad luck? If so, what is it?
  • Does luck have anything to do with winning?
  • Do you think it’s possible for a gambling addict to kick the habit?
  • What help is available for addicts?
  • What techniques can you think of that may help an addicted gambler quit?
  • Should some forms of gambling be banned?
  • Do you think that those who own and run casinos are criminals or conmen?
  • Does the national lottery encourage gambling?