Please make yourself familiar with these guidelines before sharing your story. This section of the web site is a supportive and anonymous place for people affected by problem gambling to share their stories, journeys, experiences and messages of hope. Sharing your story may help you and others in the community to gain strength in each other’s stories and know that you’re not alone. We hope sharing your story may help to reduce the stigma and shame associated with problem gambling.
We reserve the right to not publish a story if it doesn’t meet these guidelines.
You may remain anonymous. You may use your first name, or make up a user name.
You may use your real or full name if you wish however, if you wish to protect your privacy please don’t include enough detail in your story that identifies you.
We will not share your email address or publish it on our site. We have asked for your email address in case we need to contact you, for example, in the event you have not followed these guidelines and we need to let you know, or if you have requested more information we will be able to provide information or assistance.
This web site does not collect information that can identify individuals that visit the site. For more information please read our privacy statement.
Please remember that the internet is public and anyone can view your story. Please be respectful and appropriate.
We will not tolerate any swearing, insults, lying, inappropriate or negative comments, threats or vulgarity.
Being respectful means no libel or slander of any person, business or organisation.
If you see anything in this section that you feel is appropriate please contact us.
Please be mindful that the stories shared here are real personal stories shared by people visiting the site. Opinions, comments and stories may differ depending on the individual person. If you are seeking professional help for a gambling related problem please call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or find help here.
We welcome all stories however; the stories shared here do not represent the views of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, or that of the Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion. Please read our full disclaimer.
The author hereby releases and discharges the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, the Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion and the State of South Australia and their servants or agents, from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands and damages whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with the publication of the author's story on the Office for Problem Gambling, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion website, whether known or anticipated or not AND THE AUTHOR HEREBY AGREES to indemnify and hold harmless the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, the Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion and the State of South Australia and their servants or agents against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands and damages whatsoever arising out of or in respect of the publication of the author's story on the Office for Problem Gambling website.
This website does not provide information or discussions of a political nature.
Please ensure that any information you post is original content. Posting someone else’s content without their permission is a breach of copyright laws.
If you have any questions or require more information please contact us.
If you need help for a gambling related issue please call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or chat online now with a counsellor at www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.
If you are at risk of harm please call emergency services immediately on 000. There is help and support available. You are not alone.