Problem Gambling

and its impact

What is Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling is a repeated lack of control when gambling. It involved an urge to continue even when it causes significant problems and a negative impact on an individual’s finances, family, employment or health. Examples include: 

Financial Impact

  • Cannot pay bills
  • Borrowing money to maintain life expenses
  • Eviction or loss of home
  • Repossession of car and valuables

Employment impact

  • Missing work
  • Reduction in productivity and competence
  • Loss of employment


Family Impact

  • Unhappy home environment
  • Missing family events and gatherings
  • Disconnect and disassociation of family members

Health impact

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Increases stress

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above, we recommend that you reach out to one of the support organisations listed here.

Get help

We have a team of genuinely caring and well-trained staff who are available 24/7 through our onsite chat at or by email at [email protected]. All you need to do is reach out and let us know you’re struggling and we’ll take it from there.