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Families and friends
If someone close to you is experiencing harm from gambling, we can help you.Find out more
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Aboriginal Communities’ Gambling Awareness Program
Harm from gambling is common in both the wider community and the Aboriginal community.Find out more
Trent Cotchin, Captain of Richmond Football Club
"When I was younger, I loved to go to the Spring Carnival and put a few dollars on the horses with the boys. But I learned quickly that you lose a lot more than you win!"
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I was always chasing my losses, consistently losing my part time wage on a weekly basis, resulting in further borrowing for rent/food etc.
Joey Li – Out from the shadow of gambling harm
They saved a deposit to build a new house but had to use that money to pay off debts.
Having gambled over $1 million, the only thing that has assisted me is COVID-19. Strange how something so horrible has been my lifeline. As all the pubs and clubs are now shut, for the first time ever I have money in my bank account.
* Based on 2017–18 data from the Gambler's Help client outcomes survey where 93% of responses indicated gambling affected their ability to be productive at work none of the time at a six month follow up survey.