Submission guidelines

This is an anonymous place for people affected by problem gambling to share their experiences.  It's a place to find comfort and strength in each other's stories.   

Please be aware that submitting a story, or reading these stories, is not a replacement for seeking help and advice for gambling problems but it might help you feel less alone.

Readers cannot comment or reply to your story. Our website administrators who review and publish your story are not trained counsellors, and you will not be contacted as a result of publishing your story.

If you need immediate help, please call Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858 or Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376 (from within Australia only). This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free and confidential.

As well as telephone counselling, there are many ways to seek professional and anonymous help for your own, or someone else's problems with gambling.

Find out what other types of help is available

Good manners

Please remember that anyone can ready your story including young people so no swearing or insulting individuals or groups, no libel or slander (things that could damage the reputation of a person, business or organisation that turn out not to be true), no lying, no fabricating (making things up), no negative comments about people of different ethnic background or religion, no threats of any kind or vulgar humour.

If we see something that breaches these guidelines, we will not publish your story or we might edit out the offending bits.

If you see a comment that you feel is inappropriate, please let us know

Your privacy

Please don't include your full name, contact details or enough detail in your story that identifies you. If you do, we will need to edit it out to protect your privacy.

You don't have to use a name on our site, but you may like to use your first name or make up a different name.

We ask for your email address when you are submitting a story, but we won't publish it. We may use it to send you an email if your story has broken the rules to explain why, or to provide information or assistance if you have requested it.

By using this website you are accepting the terms of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation website privacy statement.

This statement includes that we may use your story or parts of your story in other ways, like in a brochure or counsellor's education materials for example, so we can help other people affected by problem gambling.

We don't promote resources

We will not endorse or advertise services, books, blogs, or websites that you recommend on our site.

We don't provide a forum for political discussion

This website does not provide a forum for discussing the policy and regulation of the gambling industry.

Respect copyright

Please don't post anyone else's copyrighted material without the copyright owner's permission.

For your safety

If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, please call emergency services straight away on telephone: 000.

Any questions?

If you have an enquiry or want to give us feedback, please contact us.

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