Quit Gambling For Good in 2013

So you’ve tried. Maybe you went without gambling for a week, maybe two. But then, like the time before, and maybe the time before that, you found yourself thinking about it. The urge grew stronger and before you knew it you found yourself there again. The place you promised yourself, maybe even promised your partner … Continue reading Quit Gambling For Good in 2013

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

20 things/20 minutes – Surfing your way through change

Often we do things simply because we get the urge to do it. No thinking, we just want to, we just feel like it, so we do it. Sometimes this urge is so powerful that no matter what we think we just have to do it. Urges are what makes changing a behaviour a pretty … Continue reading 20 things/20 minutes – Surfing your way through change

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 to cover up where they have been and where their money has gone.  Read JKS … Continue reading The Pokies Play Tricks On My Mind

How to Stop Gambling

I have a problem with gambling. I want to stop gambling but don’t know where to start. For anyone who thinks they have a problem with gambling, an important place to start is being honest. A cycle of problem gambling can be broken, and it starts with the person with the gambling problem being honest … Continue reading How to Stop Gambling

I have made a pledge to give up pokies forever

Catherine's gambling escalated over time…she's now pledged to give up pokies all together. I have been playing pokies for about 5 years. My gambling has got worse in the last 12 months. There have been some personal issues I have had to deal with and I think I use gambling to try and forget them. … Continue reading I have made a pledge to give up pokies forever