Real stories

You are not alone. Lots of problem gamblers and their loved ones have shared their experiences with us in the stories below. It’s important to know that many of these stories are raw and painful, but they represent a true picture of how people feel at the various stages of their journey to recovery. Since they first came to our site, many of these people have received assistance from Gambling Help services.


By Stephen
Hi my names Stephen I’m 25 I’ve been gambling for 7 years I started gambling at 18 with small bets on the pokies like 5 dollars now and then and as I’ve got older and... Read More...>
By Victor
Hello everybody! My name is Victor, I played the lottery for 4 years and never missed any circulation of four lotteries. Whenever buying 1 ticket for each draw, and always hoping to hit the jackpot!... Read More...>
By Louise
After many.years of Gambling on slots I have suddenly lost the urge to gamble I haven’t gambled on the slots for about two months I have lost interest and actually the thought of gambling on... Read More...>
By Paul
Hello my names paul,I started gamvling when I was 16 or 17 but only $5 instead of having lunch stupid I know pokies at that time queen of the Nile when I turned 18 I... Read More...>
By Dianne
I have been gambling for 20 years on and off. For me i was hiding trauma and pain and the gambling would keep me numb to it all.I would lie and make excuses because i... Read More...>
By Gambling Help
Hi Liam,Thank you for sharing your story about how difficult it was for you when you were gambling out of control and not achieving when you compared yourself to your friends. It’s good to see... Read More...>
Hi Liam,Thank you for sharing your story about how difficult it was for you when you were gambling out of control and not achieving when you compared yourself to your friends. It’s good to see... Read More...>
By Dave
I lost about $200,000 dollars in 3 years of gambling. I have big debt on my shoulders now but I have to stop because this is only way to get better. Getting better will take... Read More...>
By sam
Hi my name is Sam. I know I keep saying I want to quit and I really do but it’s so hard. I know I got a gambling problem with horses. I lost $6000 in... Read More...>
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