Youthline 1800 262 376
If your betting is getting out of control or if you're worried about someone else, it can be really hard to talk about. But help is available and it's free!
Call 1800 262 376 for advice and support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's anonymous, confidential and free.
Gambler’s Help Youthline is a freecall from fixed landlines; phone calls from mobiles may be charged, depending upon your carrier. If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.
If you prefer to chat online with a counsellor, visit Gambling Help Online for live chat or email support 24/7.
Worried about someone else's betting?
When your mum or dad or someone else you care about is gambling too much, it can be stressful and hard to know what to do. We can help you with free information and advice for coping.Find out more
Think you have a betting problem?
If you're worried that gambling is starting to take over your life, we can help you get back on track. Call 1800 262 376 for advice and support, 24/7. Support is anonymous, confidential and free.Find out more
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... I was introduced to sports betting in 2012; I had a really good year on the punt winning more than $30000. It all went south in 2013, one day it all went wrong, I lost $30,000 savings in one day and after that it just escalated.
I don’t know where to start, I have been gambling since my teens. I have worked hard my whole life and would always spend that money on gambling.