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Harm from gambling is common in both the wider community and the Aboriginal community.Find out more
We know it can be hard but talking about it means you can start to feel better.
Here are some real life stories of people who opened up and talked about the harm they were experiencing and got the support they needed. Now they share their story with you.
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I made decent money in the beginning, but I wasn’t disciplined and was very bad at money management. My greed was also one of the reasons for me to go broke.
I started off pretty good - I’d deposit $10-$20 and see a nice profit of $120 or so. But then I discovered live blackjack and started betting ridiculous amounts.
My gambling addiction started when I was 20. I used to gamble on football accumulators, chasing that big win and betting on six teams to win.
* 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.