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Need help
July 7, 2016
1:56 pm
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Hi Guys,

New to this forum and looking for some advice,

I have really bad self control & i was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to limit my westpac card so that it cant be used on gambling websites and at ATMs inside clubs?

Maybe some other advice on this?

Thanks in advance

July 11, 2016
3:08 pm
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Hi Ender,

Thanks for your post - most people find that contacting their bank directly is the best way to put limits on their card - all banks are different but they can look at lowering your withdrawal limit so that you are unable to withdraw large sums of cash at a time. Another option might be to give control of your cards over to a trusted person and only keep small amounts of cash on you at a time.

Often it can help to talk to a counsellor about some strategies that can help - eg. self exclusion is a great option if you're feeling like you don't have control of your gambling. If you call up the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 a counsellor can point you in the right direction and even refer you to some free face to face counselling.

all the best,

Counsellor Sam

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