Lived Experience Story

I woke up on Christmas Eve 2017 and honestly wished I hadn’t. This was my ‘rock bottom’ and I’m here speaking to you today in the hopes I can prevent others from having to reach that point. My name is Enrique, I’m 47 years old and from the Illawarra. Today I’m going to tell you…

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Do Deposit Limits Impact Consumer Behaviour?

Recent research conducted by GambleAware UK involved a study of 1,700 users of gambling machines, with assistance from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). The study examined how behavioural tweaks in the form of deposit setting limits impacted player’s usage patterns.

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Chairperson’s Report AGM November 2020

Welcome and thank you for attending the Gambling Impact Society’s Annual General Meeting for 2020, our 20th year of incorporation. Incredibly, given the significant local and global issues, this has been one of our most successful years in terms of work achieved with our small committee.

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Consumer Voices: Telling Stories to Make a Difference

Introducing the ‘Consumer Voices’ Project Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has funding from NSW Government to roll-out the very successful Consumer Voices (CVs) Project in Southwest Sydney and Hunter/Newcastle 2019 – 2020. Consumer Voices is now up and running and making bookings for education sessions in both regions. Individuals’ lived experience stories of recovery from gambling…

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Relapse Prevention tips for the Holiday Season

Christmas can be a dangerous time for recovering gamblers. For some, it is an extremely lonely time of year and gambling is used as an escape; for others it may be a time to celebrate and let their hair (& guard) down. Thoughts like, “a few dollars in the pokies isn’t going to hurt” can…

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