Awareness and prevention
Opens on a woman sitting at a poker machine in a busy pub.
Pokies patron: I play the pokies a fair bit, but it’s not like it’s a habit.
Cut to a guy in the TAB in front of a bank of TVs showing different sports.
TAB guy: I don’t always stick to my limits, but it’s not an issue.
Cut to a guy in an office cubicle. He is holding his phone and there’s a gambling app on the screen.
Worker: I just do it to break up the day. Doesn’t affect my work.
Cut to a woman unpacking the groceries at home.
Woman: Money’s a bit tight some weeks, but it’s not like I’ve lost control.
Cut to a wide shot of the woman’s home as she continues to unpack the groceries. The footage blurs, and a super appears over the top.
Voiceover: Harm from gambling starts earlier than you think.
Voiceover: Learn the signs. Visit betcheck.vic.gov.au
Voiceover: Authorised by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Melbourne.
Spoken by M. Hedt, E. Bix, G. Yuen, V. Porcaro and T. Sullivan.