Real stories

You are not alone. These stories are from real people whose lives have been affected by gambling, and reflect the real emotions people go through on their journey to get back in control of their gambling. You can share your story online as well.


By Paul
I am a problem gambler. There is no denying this fact. It started in high school with the spring carnival racing… it always seemed like harmless fun to put a few small bets on the... Read More...>
By Stacey Sammut
Hi everyone 🙂 My name is Stacey and I started gambling when I was 17 years old (yes, I was never asked for I.D) and now I’m 26 this Sunday. I gambled my $400 I... Read More...>
By Andrew
Hi I have never written a post like this on an open forum, but i hope this helps someone out there and also myself. I have been gambling from the age of 18 and now... Read More...>
By Ben lonnon
Well it all started for me when i was about 16-17. I used to put bets on the rugby league at the local tab before i was legally allowed to. Amazingly enough through the till... Read More...>
By Daniel
Hi my name is daniel i have a gambling problem. I have been gambling since I was about 14 I am now 35 tonight I went to my first ga I’m not sure how I... Read More...>
By Sam
I come from a family with various complex addictions. Whether it be smoking, pokies or drinking. From a young age its been something of the norm. I myself have battled with all 3. Gambling was... Read More...>
By Scott
Hi everyone my story similar to all that’s posted. Started my addicted when I was 18 never thought these machines would do me so much harm. I’m a pokie player I could still remember the... Read More...>
By Steve
Hi there. My name is Steve and I am new to this page and have finally realised that I need extra help. My story: From the age of 18, I have always enjoyed gambling for... Read More...>
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