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.
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.
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.
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.
When eight-year-olds can name four or five gambling companies without drawing breath, sporting codes, broadcasters and governments must take responsibility.
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.
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.
A new study by Dr Daniel King looks at whether gambling-themed games infect or protect teenagers when it comes to the gambling bug.
A new research report examines how sports betting companies use YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to embed betting within the recreation of watching sport.
Gambling harm is not confined to people with severe gambling problems according to a major new report.
Keeping track of our spending is something many of us don’t do well. But when gambling is also in the mix, financial harm can fly under the radar. Gambler’s Help clients and counsellors say recognising it early can prevent bigger problems developing.
To kick off Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2015, a panel of eight prominent Victorians came together to discuss the extent to which gambling has become enmeshed with our favourite weekend pastime.