No matter how successful you may be at playing games that require skill, or games of chance, unless you manage your money well, you can still end up spending more than your budget.
Goodstone Group is committed to reducing harm in our community in relation to problem gambling.
For most of us, gambling is simply an enjoyable recreational activity that we participate in as a social form of entertainment – if gaming stops being fun or starts to impact on other parts of your life, or other people in your life, you may have a gambling problem.
A couple of handy hints to keep the fun times just that
- NEVER gamble with borrowed money.
- Only spend what you can afford to.
- Set yourself a limit and stick to it.
- Never try & win back your losses after you have reached your limit.
- Stay in control. Leave before you lose it
- Listen to your family and friends; they may see something that you don’t.
If you are concerned about your own gambling or someone else's, you can get support and answers from:
Gambling Help Online for self-help and counselling via email and chat
The Gambling Helpline Tasmania offers advice, information, telephone counselling and referrals to in-person counselling 24/7 on 1800 858 858
Gambler's Help counsellors are available for in-person support around the state. Access services through Anglicare Tasmania 1800 243 232.
For information on gambling exclusions, see the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme page.
Need to take a break from gambling? See this fact sheet for more information.
Remember – the first step in fixing any problem is making the decision to do so.
For more information or help, please see the Responsible Gambling information page at the Tasmanian Liquor & Gaming website here
- Chances are you’re about to lose.
- Think. Is this a bet you really want to place?
- What’s gambling really costing you?
- What are you prepared to lose today? Set a deposit limit.
- Imagine what you could be buying instead.
What are you really gambling with?