Free Bet Master’s guide to Responsible Gambling

For the most of us, gambling is an enjoyable and entertainment activity but for some it can have a negative impact.

Problem gambling can occur where a vulnerable person lacks control over their gambling, particularly when it comes to their recreational budget and the frequency of when they gamble. Below is a list of questions that may help you identify if you are developing a gambling problem and recognising this is the first step to regaining control.

  • Has gambling ever made your life unhappy?
  • Have you ever felt remorse over gambling?
  • After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
  • After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  • Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  • Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
  • Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom, loneliness grief or loss?
  • Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  • Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
  • Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
  • If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions and you want further assistance then please contact one of the following organisations will be more than happy to discuss this in greater detail.



    National Gambling Help Online

    www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

    Responsible Gambling Council

    www.responsiblegambling.org



    Each individual state also has their own gambling helpline and the details can be found in the table below:

    State Organisation Telephone
    Australian Capital Territory Lifeline Canberra 131114
    New South Wales G-Line (NSW) counselling service 1800 633 635
    Northern Territory Amity House (Gambling Help) 1800 629 683
    Queensland Gambling Helpline 1800 222 050
    South Australia Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858
    Victoria Gamblers Help (Vic) 1800 156 789
    Western Australia G-Line 1800 622 112