Category Archives: Your Story

The Pokies Play Tricks On My Mind

In the week I had a message from JKS who is struggling with keeping gambling under control – in particular pokie machines. They talk about the tricks their mind plays and how they feel about telling lies to their family … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Notorious Gambler

‘Nick the Greek’, the world’s most notorious gambler is perhaps one of the most well known examples of a person with problem gambling desperately chasing his losses – a sure way to cause yourself more harm and potentially get into … Continue reading

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Women and Gambling

Hi All I have just read Catherine, Rosa and Caroline’s stories again and it prompted me to think about how many other women are out there trying to gamble away their sadness, grief, losses, horrible memories, anger, frustration and loneliness? … Continue reading

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Brad’s Story

I recently received this email from Brad who wanted to share his story with me. I’m only 18, and gambling is starting to ruin my life.. I dont play pokie machines because I know the chances of winning. I love … Continue reading

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Lenny’s Gambling Problem… He Won a Huge Jackpot.

Lenny was referred to me by Probation & Parole. His gambling, which had started as playing the pokies after work, had become a problem. But like many, he didn’t see it happening… Lenny had never expected to go to prison. … Continue reading

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Bee’s Story

When I read this letter from Bee it really astounded me about what an impressive young person Bee is.  Despite being in crises and having had to cope with so much Bee has not lost sight of what is right and … Continue reading

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Ved Has a Vent About Gambling

Often gamblers get angry about gambling. Angry at the machines for not paying out, angry at venues and the government for allowing gambling, and most often angry with themselves for continuing to gamble when they want to stop. I received … Continue reading

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