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First Nations Gambling Awareness Program


Most people in First Nations communities play the pokies or have a bet without any trouble. But for some people, gambling causes money problems, stress and arguments in the family.

If you are worried about gambling talk to someone you trust about your worries. Some First Nations organisations have gambling workers you can yarn with – to find them click here.

To learn more about our approach to working with First Nations communities, visit the Strategic directions page of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation website.

The factsheets on this page have some good information about dealing with a gambling worry. You can read them online or print them to share with others.


What is online gambling?

Understanding how online gambling works

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Know someone who bets?

Ways you can help them and how to look after yourself.

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Keeping kids safe

Talk with your kids about the risks

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Do you play pokies to escape?

Better ways to get that ‘happy’ feeling

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Sick of being broke?

How financial counselling helps

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First Nations organisations can help

It's okay to come and have a yarn

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Banning yourself from online gambling

Things you can do to stop playing so much or even ban yourself from playing altogether.

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