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 … Continue reading We need to change the way we talk about gambling

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 … Continue reading Youth Gambling

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