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.

By Libby
I played pokies on/off for years for fun. I never let it become anything more than a social flutter. Then, two years ago, during a difficult time in my relationship, pokies and Keno to a... Read More...>
By Precious
I am in a lot of debt since I started gambling i tried getting back what I lost but every time I go I loose more and more and get deeper in debt. Sometimes I... Read More...>
By Amanda
I have decided as of Dec. 26 2015 to lay my gambling addiction to rest. Since then I have struggled very hard with it. I have reached out to GA in my area, CR (Celebrate... Read More...>
By R
So I’ve been on pokies before never thought much of it, my mums a massive addict and I used to say it was stupid how she played and vowed I would never get addicted. But... Read More...>
By matthew
Hi, when I was 17 years, my best mate got me hooked to pokie machine my bet were like $5 to begin with I was afraid to lose this amount at first but when I... Read More...>
By Sharon
today i will have all my finanes on me for the first time in my six months recovery , i feel that i will be tempted to go play machines , I dont wnt to... Read More...>
By sad
I always come here to read stories about other people to ecourage myself not to gamble. I relapse yesterday and lost 100k plus to the online bookies. I told my wife and i felt so... Read More...>
By Tim
Hey I wish I could stop gambling. I was surposed to go to the movies yesterday with my girlfriend but I thought I would go to the pub instead and bet on the horses I... Read More...>
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