Gambling addiction

  • Problem gamblers – no one knows how many exist or cost to the state

    The government has no idea how many problem gamblers are being treated by the NHS or how much their addiction is costing, prompting concern from leading charities that people in need of help are slipping through the net. The Department of Health also conceded, in response to questions from...
  • Gambling is legal, but help those who are most at risk

    It comes as no surprise to learn almost half of all gambling losses in the Australian Capital Territory are incurred by a relatively small number of “problem gamblers”. This is very much in line with what happens elsewhere in Australia and overseas. The unsurprising statistic, that about $60 million...
  • Family of 91-year-old who lost almost $300K gambling oppose idea of new Greater Victoria casino

    Tom Lippa says his elderly mother Elfriede was once “a vibrant woman” who was living in her own condo in Victoria and would visit his sister every day to walk her dog. But unbeknown to Lippa and his sister, their mother, now 91, would go to the View Royal Casino after those...
  • My son is addicted to gambling

    My 25-year-old son is depressed and in the habit of gambling. His manual job seems to get him down and he feels worthless as in our family both parents are graduates, as is his younger sister – he feels the only way out of his “inadequacy” is going to...
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