Edition #14: April 2019

Bayu Pratama, photo: Paul Jeffers
Bayu Pratama, photo: Paul Jeffers
Bayu Pratama, photo: Paul Jeffers

It isn’t about the winning anymore

A friend’s compassion helped a young man gain control of his gambling addiction and find new purpose supporting young refugees and migrants to achieve their dreams.

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Welcome to the 14th edition of Inside gambling

Having the conversation about gambling harm

New CEO of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Shane Lucas previews the stories in the latest Inside gambling e-Magazine.

Middle-aged man in a blue shirt stands with his arms crossed beside a large hedge and smiles broadly at the camera.
Middle-aged man in a blue shirt stands with his arms crossed beside a large hedge and smiles broadly at the camera.

Streaming gambling recovery

Having freed himself from his own gambling nightmare, Lived Experience Advisory Committee member Shayne Rodgers is using the life-changing lessons he learnt to help others.

Photo of a teen boy in a camouflage t-shirt wearing headphones and operating the video game controller in his hands while sitting on a couch and looking off to the side, presumably at a screen where a video game is playing.
Photo of a teen boy in a camouflage t-shirt wearing headphones and operating the video game controller in his hands while sitting on a couch and looking off to the side, presumably at a screen where a video game is playing.

Gaming to gambling: helping young people navigate the risks

What do gaming and gambling have in common? Much more than you might think. We highlight three pilot programs helping to raise awareness about the link between gaming and gambling, and equip parents and young people with the tools to prevent potential harm.

Photo of a middle-aged man in black Richmond Football Club casual wear with his arm across the shoulders of a teen boy in Richmond Football Club training singlet and shorts, both smiling at the camera while standing on the oval of a football stadium.
Photo of a middle-aged man in black Richmond Football Club casual wear with his arm across the shoulders of a teen boy in Richmond Football Club training singlet and shorts, both smiling at the camera while standing on the oval of a football stadium.

Empowering Next Generation players

As part of the Love the Game program, Richmond Football Club’s Next Generation Academy held an educational session on gambling that it hopes will have a positive impact on marginalised communities.