Getting help is a safe bet

During Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (27 July–2 August 2020) we are reminding people to stop, take a breath, and think about their gambling—and highlighting the help available.

With many Queenslanders facing the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis this year, such as unemployment, financial stress, loneliness, anxiety, or depression, some may find themselves with a heightened risk of gambling harm. For others, venue closures have provided an opportunity to take a break and start addressing their gambling problems.

If gambling has become a problem for you or someone you know, help and resources are available, including:

  • tools to measure how much you spend on gambling and how risky your gambling is
  • information about the signs of problem gambling behaviour and tips on how to talk with someone who may need help
  • self-help strategies
  • information about how to ban yourself from specific gambling providers, products or services.

You can also watch real life stories about how gambling can turn into problem gambling.

Whether you gamble, are concerned for someone who does, or you work at a gambling venue, visit Gambling Help Queensland and get involved.