What is gambling really costing you?

Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2023 runs from 16 to 22 October but the Gamble Aware campaign is all year-round.

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Western Australians are encouraged to recognise the warning signs of gambling-related harm and to seek help.

What are you really gambling with?

For many people gambling is a bit of fun using some spare cash but for some this can quickly become a harmful habit using up savings, borrowed money, rent or mortgage payments.

Gambling can be harmful if you are spending more than you can afford to lose. It can lead to lying, arguing with family and losing friendships.

The State Government funds support services that are free for users:

If you think you may be affected by gambling related harm, visit the Gamble Aware website to take a short test and find strategies to stop you or a loved one from betting such as the BETSTOP national self-exclusion register.

Awareness campaign resources

You are welcome to download and share to spread the word or you can share from the Gamble Aware Facebook page.

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<Insert organisation name> supports the Gamble Aware campaign.

It asks "What are you really gambling with?" and encourages people to reach out if they recognise the signs of gambling-related harm in themselves or someone they know.

The State Government funds support services, including a 24/7 helpline and face to face counselling, so Western Australians facing gambling related harm can get help for free.

Visit gambleware.com.au | Call 1800 858 858 #GambleAware #GambleAwareWA 

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Page reviewed 01 December 2023