Awareness and prevention

To make gambling safer in our state, we want to increase community awareness about both the risks of gambling and the help available to those with a gambling problem.

This is the mission of the foundation's community education and prevention programs.

Spent too much on the punt? We've got a name for that

Feeling bad after splurging a little too much on the punt is a familiar feeling for many of us - especially at this time of year - so we have given that feeling a name – Bet Regret.

Bet Regret is when you can't sleep because you know it's going to happen again.

It's when you feel guilty and a little gullible because you didn't walk away when you should have.

Our partners helping spread the message

The foundation partners with sporting and public health organisations across Victoria to help us promote responsible gambling.

Gambling's not a game

With growing evidence that young people are gambling, the foundation launched its youth engagement strategy Gambling's not a game to help young people, their parents, teachers and sporting clubs understand the dangers of underage gambling.

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    It all started with a few good wins. Won around $5000 my first week betting on sports and racing.&nb ...

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    I discovered gambling in 2011 at the age of 19. Me and a buddy went into the casino one summer night ...

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