Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Harm from gambling starts earlier than you think. Way before it looks like a problem, gambling can be causing harm.
How can you tell whether your gambling is harming you? Take the quiz.
Take our confidential online quiz to check if your gambling might be putting you at risk of harm.
Maybe you’ve felt that little niggle – you went a bit too far on the last bet, or you’re feeling guilty that you’ve spent more time gambling than with family or friends. Or perhaps you feel like you’ve let someone down because of your gambling – spent more than you said, or missed an appointment. There might have been some tension. These are the harms that can happen – each one feels small, but over time they start to build up. You may not even notice that they’re increasing, or that gambling is causing them.
Harm from gambling isn’t just about losing money. Gambling can start to affect self-esteem, relationships, mental and physical health, work performance and social life. It can harm not just the gambler but also family, friends, workplaces and communities.
Here are some signs you can look for.
If un-checked, these harms can escalate or lead to more severe harms.