The Central Coast's Pokie Addiction

Central Coast NSW Pokie Addiction

The Central Coast Express Adcocate and the Daily Telegraph recentely highlighted a story about pokie addiction on the Central Coast. A staggering $3.07 billion was pumped through Central Coast pokies last financial year as experts warn the region's "hidden crisis" of problem gambling is only getting worse.

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Indigenous Gambling Forums on the Central Coast:

Aboriginal gambling forum on the Central Coast nsw

The Central Coast has the fastest growing Aboriginal community in the country, with a population of around 13,000. Studies show that approximately 20% of Aboriginal people have serious problems with gambling. That's 2,600 people on the Central Coast affected by problem gambling, and yet due to shame, stigma and guilt Aboriginal people are not seeking the help they need...

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Gambling in Australia:

Gambling statistics for Australia, NSW and the central coast

Australians love a punt and new research shows we wager more, and lose more, than any other country in the world. But some people say this is simply because we have the most opportunity to gamble. There are as many as 6,807 hotels, pubs and clubs providing gaming in Australia. There are at least 4700 lottery outlets and 13 casinos. Check out this article for more statistics on gambling in Australia...

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Problem gambling is everyone's business

Gambling is everyones business

People who gamble are often stigmatised and held responsible for their lack of control. And so the problem becomes shameful and secretive and goes unnoticed until a crisis is reached. But problem gambling is everyone's business. It's time to shine a light on this increasingly important public health issue..

  • April 27, 2015
  • UCMH
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Online betting explosion sees companies targeting vulnerable punters:

Online sports betting

Online sports betting is growing fast and it can be so devastating that counsellors are calling on the Government to rein in the big betting companies that are using dubious practices to hook in punters... WARNING - This article contains images and sounds of betting that may trigger individuals who have problems with gambling. Call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or contact us.

  • September 10, 2015
  • Admin
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