Gambling responsibly

Gambling responsibly is when you:

  • Are you in control of how much time and money you are spending
  • See gambling as a form of entertainment
  • Don’t bet more than you can afford to lose
  • Know and accept the odds
  • Keep sight of your chances of winning
  • Accept that your spending limits may be less than others
  • Don’t go back the next time to try and win back your losses.

However, gambling is becoming far more widespread and difficult to avoid. We can now play the pokies on our smartphones, and we are subject to sports betting advertising throughout our sports broadcasts.

This makes it easier for Australians to gamble, and harder for some Australians to say no. This can make it harder to gamble responsibly.

If you are worried that you are not gambling responsibly, consider chatting to one of our counsellors they can help you!