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 you care about is betting too much, it can be really stressful and hard to know what to do or where to turn. 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 betting is starting to take over, we can help you get back on track.Find out more
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G'day, I'm a 28 year old male with a pokie gambling addiction ... Reading others' stories helps to not feel so alone and that it can be something that can be overcome. I hope my stories can do the same.
I started gambling when I turned 18, my work colleague was into poker and I was fascinated with the game, the skills, the tv shows and most importantly the money being won.