We need to change the way we talk about gambling

Have you listened in to someone at a gambling venue playing the pokies? There are similar statements that seem to arise regardless of which venue you are at: “I’m up”. “I’m having a good run”. “I’m on a winning streak”. “The machines are hot today”. “I have won $200”. The problem with these statements is that [...]

Youth Gambling

Did anyone watch Insight on SBS last week? There was a vigorous and informative discussion on youth gambling (Insight - Youth Gambling). Gambling is a popular pastime in Australia and Australian youth are no exception with a participation rate of 70-80%. However one in every twenty young Australians will experience problems with gambling before they [...]

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 [...]