What will your New Year’s resolution be?

Well it's that time of year again. The time when people make all sorts of commitments about what they want to change in the New Year. Some people want to lose a few kilos, some want to give up smoking and for others, they would like to have a life free from gambling. We all … Continue reading What will your New Year’s resolution be?

The Hokey Pokie machine

Before we put our left (or right) hand into our pockets, get out our wallet and shake it all about, let’s be clear about one thing, pokie machines are not designed to help players make money. Yes, you might sometimes have a win, but if you keep playing, you’ll most likely lose all the money … Continue reading The Hokey Pokie machine

Josephine’s story

My husband is a compulsive gambler in the stock market losing every single cent of the family's savings.  Presently we are living on banks borrowings.  He has worked as a stock broker since 1996 and has been punting all these years.  He is now indebted to an amount of 200+ thousand. I am very frustrated, … Continue reading Josephine’s story

I used to be a role model

It's hard living up to expectations of others and even harder to admit when gambling is controlling your life. Facing up to the truth and acknowledging what is really going on is one of the first steps to dealing with gambling addiction.  Below is a story I recently received from Anon... I have been gambling … Continue reading I used to be a role model

Anna wants to stop gambling

Anna, a mother with a young son shares her gambling story... I have lied to my family about where I have been at night after work and my days off. After work I will go to the pub near work and gamble for about 3 hours a night, if I don't win I will then … Continue reading Anna wants to stop gambling

Nat’s story

Nat a 20 year old university student shared his story recently, gambling addiction does not discriminate, it can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. I never played the pokies until I was 20, then my girlfriend of 2 years broke up with me... I was living alone going to Uni … Continue reading Nat’s story

Jack’s story

Jack tells his story here... I had a read of a few of the stories on the http://www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au website and my case is a bit different to what I've seen. I'm sure there are people out there in the same situation as me. For the past 6 months I've been trading the stock market. I'm … Continue reading Jack’s story