What started out as a childhood hobby led me to the dream job where I could live and breathe betting and racing. But along the way it consumed my life.
Brendan Ivermee grew up surrounded by gambling and went on to develop his own destructive and secret gambling problem. Now, three years after being freed from prison, he’s on a mission to help others start over.
Having bet on horses since he was 17, Bill says winning streaks always end the same way: losing big. But his final winning streak ended when he was also stricken with grief. Today, helping others, he feels better than ever about himself.
During Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018, we encouraged Victorians to have open discussions about a problem that is often hidden and stigmatised.
Mario Bird found gambling at 16 and says it was a match made in heaven. Now, after a hard-won recovery, he wants young men, in particular, to know what it can do to your life.
The Uber of Australia’s lottery industry is using an online sports bookmaker licence to offer Australians lottery on steroids.
Leading psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg knows peer pressure and the need for instant gratification make teenagers a prime target for betting companies, and suggests ways to help them resist the temptation.
Fleeing war in Lebanon 32 years ago, Nabil came to Australia to start a new life. After marriage and five kids, an unfortunate turn of events saw him seek comfort in gambling.
An ancient way of sharing stories and ideas took centre stage at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Gambling Harm Conference 2018.
Coming to Australia to study can be highly stressful, and gambling may seem a fun, new way to escape. Chinese Gambler’s Help supports students and others in the Chinese community to know the risks and recover from harm.
A strict childhood and difficult marriage left Elizabeth with little self-confidence. Free at last at 50, the pokies seemed a safe place for a woman her age to go. She now volunteers for Gambler’s Help.
Tyrone Mitchell grew up with gambling around him, and now it’s all his friends want to do at the pub. He wants his community and his mates to realise what they’re losing and to break the habit.
As frenemies, cricket and gambling go back a long way, but online sports betting has the potential to take the connection to a whole new level. Gideon Haigh dissects the relationship between gambling and the game he loves.
When eight-year-olds can name four or five gambling companies without drawing breath, sporting codes, broadcasters and governments must take responsibility.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
A theatre project that uses performance to help people with personal experience of gambling harm to recover is also having a profound effect on audiences.
Hear what parents and gambling experts have to say about the risks of teen gambling and how you can help your teenager without starting World War Three.
The foundation has teamed up with Reclink Australia to bring people together to play sport and also learn about the risks of gambling and the help services available.
Two-time AFL premiership winner Brent Guerra had a big win on the races in 2011. It made him feel on top of the world, but ended up being the worst thing that has ever happened to him.
A new study by Dr Daniel King looks at whether gambling-themed games infect or protect teenagers when it comes to the gambling bug.