I think my partner gambles too much – how would I know?

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Are you worried about your partner’s gambling?

You might feel like they’re gambling too much, or maybe their gambling has started to impact your relationship.

The signs of gambling harm aren’t always obvious because gambling can be easier to hide than alcohol and drug use, for example.

It can be hard to know whether someone’s gambling has become an issue for them, especially if they’re trying to hide the extent of their gambling from you and others.

Footy Season and Gambling: Kicking Gambling Habits to the Sideline

Monday, 27 February 2023

Another exciting football season is about to kick off!

It’s no secret that Aussies love our sport – especially the footy. NRL, AFL, and rugby are all as engrained in Australian culture as Vegemite and AC/DC.

Many of us have memories of gathering around the telly and watching a game with our family, or heading to the local pub to back our team and have some banter with mates.

But unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy a game of footy for the spectacle it is without associating it with gambling.

Young People, Horseracing and Socialising

Friday, 4 November 2022

Once known for its horseracing and bold fashion choices, the Melbourne Cup and other spring racing events have become a social hangout arena for many young people.

Basically, it’s an excuse to dress up and party with friends.

What does ‘safer gambling’ look like? 10 steps to reduce risk

Friday, 4 November 2022

You may see resources and ads encouraging the practice of safer gambling – but what exactly does that look like?

Safer gambling means you’re applying low-risk strategies to your gambling to reduce the risk of gambling harm. These strategies might include leaving non-essential money and bank cards at home to prevent spending more than you can afford to lose on gambling.

Following our 10 steps for safer gambling is a great start for some people, but it’s important to consider your unique situation and what works for you.

Gambling and Mental Health

Friday, 4 November 2022

Mental Health Week (October 8-16) was an important reminder of how mental health is a part of all our lives.

This year’s theme focused on awareness, belonging, and connection, reflecting the important factors that help people maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and act. This affects how we manage stress, make choices, and connect with others.

Gambling harm can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the person gambling and the people in their life.

Support for Partners and Families Experiencing Gambling Harm

Monday, 19 September 2022

Gambling harm can have serious consequences, not just for the person gambling, but also for the people in their life.

Research shows that on average, one person’s gambling has a ripple effect impacting six people around them. This might include intimate partners, children, extended family, friends, colleagues, and the community.

Why do people gamble?

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Did you know 70% of the Queensland population participates in gambling?

People gamble for many reasons, but some behaviours and motivations can be warning signs for gambling harm. 

In this blog post, we’re going to discuss three common pathways to gambling harm: behavioural, emotional, and biological.

Tips for Setting Financial Goals and Budgeting

Thursday, 2 June 2022

A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions around money. In fact, two in five (42%) Australians reported wanting to save more money or reduce their spending in 2021. 

Setting financial goals and developing a budget are great ways to take control of your finances. It can also help you keep track of your gambling habits and set limits.

This can help you understand your spending patterns, decide what’s important to you, and make changes to get closer to where you want to be. But it can also be hard to know where to start.

Signs Someone May Have a Gambling Problem

Monday, 30 May 2022

Gambling can be a common recreational activity for some Aussies. In fact, 70% of Queenslanders participate in some form of gambling.

Whether it’s buying a lotto ticket or placing a bet at the races, there are more ways to gamble anywhere, at any time, than ever before.

This makes it more important than ever to know how to gamble safely, which can look like:

Benefits of Discussing Money Early in Your Relationship

Monday, 16 May 2022

A recent survey by Afterpay found over 50% of Australians would consider breaking up with their partner for having different money habits. But 15% of Australians have never talked about money in their previous or current relationship.


Contact us

If gambling has become a problem for you, or someone you care about, get some help. It’s free and confidential.

Call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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