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These are real stories posted by real people. We encourage a supportive environment where people can share their stories, experiences and journeys with problem gambling - anonymously if they wish.

We support the sharing of stories on this site so that people will find support and strength in each other's stories and consequently, feel less alone.

If you want to share your own story, you are welcome to submit it here.

Recent Stories

Ann's story

24 Jan 2018

Out of control gambling sent Ann Lawrence's life into chaos, undermining her mental health. She writes about her journey from problem gambler to a senior member of a team supporting people hooked on the pokies.My relationship with poker machines started...(Read More)

Mindy and Brad's Story

14 Jun 2017

Mindy and Brad are both in their early 30’s and they have a new baby daughter.Mindy called the Gambling Helpline after discovering bank statements that made her suspicious that Brad was gambling. She was referred to Relationship Australia SA’s city...(Read More)

Dilee's story

04 Aug 2016

I first began playing the pokies at an unhealthy level in 2006. It happened following the breakdown of my marriage, the sudden loss of my father, having a mother with dementia becoming more dependent, a son suffering with depression, and...(Read More)

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