Please Note: As we are a budding fellowship that is learning from our experience, we intend to hold a first AGM in the near future, where we will discuss in detail any changes/amendments/additions that can be made to both the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of CGA.


12 Steps – Compulsive Gamblers Anonymous

  1. We admitted we were powerless over compulsive gambling, thinking, and living—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that the fellowship of CGA, a Power greater than ourselves, and the actions we undertake through the 12 steps could restore us to sanity.
  3. Decided to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
  4. Made an honest, detailed, and relevant inventory of ourselves, our finances, and our compulsive behavior.
  5. Allowed the program, the fellowships and God to remove any obstacles that blocks us off from recovery, spirituality, and a new life.
  6. Made a list of all persons, institutions, and organisations we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all, especially our families.
  7. Met with qualified professionals to assist us in repaying our debts, whilst dealing with any physical, mental, and other health problems we may have.
  8. Made direct amends to persons, institutions, and organisations wherever possible, except when to do so would injure ourselves, them, or others.
  9. Continued to place love, honesty, openness, and responsiveness as an integral part of our daily lives, making amends whenever we harmed others.
  10. Placed our daily focus on seeing how we can contribute to the world as opposed to taking, manipulating and avoiding reality.
  11. Sought through inventory, prayer, meditation, meetings, and community to improve our conscious contact with ourselves, others and God.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive gamblers and to practice these spiritual principles in all our affairs.

12 Traditions – Compulsive Gamblers Anonymous

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon C.G.A unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for C.G.A membership is a desire to stop thinking, living and acting compulsively, especially as it relates to our compulsive gambling.
  4. Each CGA group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or C.G.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the Compulsive Gambler who still suffers.
  6. A C.G.A group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the C.G.A name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every C.G.A. group ought to be fully autonomous when it comes to finances, and if possible, be self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Where possible CGA should remain non-professional, except when professionalization benefits those who still suffer
  9. C.G.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Compulsive Gamblers Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Where possible, our public relations policy is largely based on attraction rather than promotion.  We use advertising, promotion and reaching out where it is needed to reach those who are still suffering. 
  12. Anonymity, Love and Services are the spiritual foundations of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place these principles before personalities.