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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It all started four months ago, just six months after turning 18 when I first downloaded a sports betting app and deposited $20 into my account. I lost that $20 and decided to deposit another $20 and from there everything I lost I would just chase.
I grew up in a rural part of Nigeria. Not until 2015 did I know about sports betting. I started to gamble that same year after I saw ads of people winning big. Little did I know I've set out on a journey without a clue of where I'm going until I hit rock bottom.