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New Aussie Podcast Dives Into How To Gamble Responsibly

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New Aussie Podcast Dives Into How To Gamble Responsibly

People in New South Wales and Victoria have finally rejoined their other Aussie states and territories by having some post-lockdown freedoms.

This means there are loads of people now pouring into pubs, restaurants, cafes, and reliving the lifestyle they enjoyed before the coronavirus was a thing.

However, authorities are warning people to be wary about what behaviours they pick back up, especially ones that can be harmful.

Now that pubs and clubs are back open, there will be plenty of people who will be heading to the pokies and doing other types of betting, which is totally cool as long as it's responsible.

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The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has launched a podcast series called Let's Talk Gambling to help those who might not know how to control their betting.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The podcast will talk about how to start up a conversation with someone who might have a problem and navigate that tricky realm of letting them know you're worried.

The series will also talk about the impacts of gambling on families and kids, as well as interesting insights into how gambling fared during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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You'll hear from real people who have been affected by gambling to drive home the message about being responsible when you bet.

Natalie Wright, Director Office of Responsible Gambling, said in a statement: "The 'Let's Talk Gambling' podcast series is a great way for the community to learn about aspects of gambling that they might not think about, as well as the issues that worry them.

"We hope that by starting these conversations we are helping people have conversations around gambling, whether that's with friends, family, or even customers.

"We want to encourage people to reflect on the actions of those around them and feel confident to start talking about gambling if they think there is an issue."

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She said that it can be tricky telling someone to curb their spending, especially when emotions are so hot right now with coming out of lockdown.

While you can spot the early warning signs when a gambler heads to the pokies room, it's much harder to be on the lookout for online gambling.

Gambling Research Australia's research showed online forms of betting more than doubled in NSW in the past 10 years.

Those interested in the podcast should head here.

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Stewart Perrie
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