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I have blown my superannuation on pokies and now am working when I should be retired.
Pokie machines will eventually be the death of me. I’m 34 and started gambling when I was 28. Started off very small, once every few weeks $20 here and there. Until I won big. That was the day I wish I never won.
In my attempt at chasing my losses, I “won” $600 back, but in reality, I spent $5000 of our wedding fund in 4 hours to say I “won.”
*Based on 2019–20 Gambler's Help Objective Outcomes data where 95% of clients who set an objective of ‘Emotional and/or Psychological’ felt they had ‘met’ or ‘partially met’ their objective at case closure.