What help is available for gambling?

Multicultural Problem Gambling Service – 1800 856 800 Confidential assistance is available to gamblers and their families in more than 30 languages at locations across NSW. Assistance includes free telephone counselling, information, advice and referral and one-to-one counselling in a preferred language.

How do you get someone to stop gambling?

How to Help a Person with a Gambling Problem

  1. Talk it through – ask the person to one side and talk to them quietly and calmly about their problem.
  2. Be supportive – show the person that you are behind them 100% and are willing to support them with letting go of their gambling problem.

What causes a gambling problem?

Risk factors Although most people who play cards or wager never develop a gambling problem, certain factors are more often associated with compulsive gambling: Mental health disorders. People who gamble compulsively often have substance abuse problems, personality disorders, depression or anxiety.

What do I do if my husband has a gambling problem?

Get support. Finally, tell your partner to get support from a gambling awareness charity such as Gamcare. They also offer confidential support and advice for family and friends of those with gambling problems. You can contact them online or by phone on 0808 8020 133 every day 8am to midnight.

How do I prove gambling losses?

Gambling losses are indeed tax deductible, but only to the extent of your winnings….Other documentation to prove your losses can include:

  1. Form W-2G.
  2. Form 5754.
  3. wagering tickets.
  4. canceled checks or credit records.
  5. and receipts from the gambling facility.

What gambling is easiest to win?

As noted above, blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, and video poker are some of the easiest casino games with a high probability of winning. The rules are also pretty simple, making these games easy to play even for a newbie.

Where can I get help for gambling problems in NSW?

Gambling Help NSW provides free, confidential support and advice for anyone experiencing problems with gambling, including support for family members and friends. For more information call 1800 858 858 or visit the Gambling Help website. [i] Roy Morgan (2018) NSW (excluding ACT) Gambling Industry – Market Overview.

Is there a helpline for problem gamblers?

Gambling Helpline is a 24 hour, 7 days a week telephone service that offers crisis counselling, information and referrals for problem gamblers, their families]

What to do if your partner has a gambling problem?

If you’re worried about this, you can contact the people your partner owes money to. Explain the situation to them and tell them what your partner is doing to tackle the problem. Some companies can bend the rules for customers struggling with gambling problems. They might give you more time to pay or say you don’t have to pay some of the debt.

What can I do for a compulsive gambler?

is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same. This site offers various help for the compulsive gambler including a forum, a chat room, literature and of course most importantly a meeting finder.