Compulsive gambling is a gradual ailment that begins as a hobby and ends up destroying the gambler and his/her family. Gambling addiction affects the mind, body, and spirit. Denial is a major symptom of this addiction, as is a loss of control. With age comes a tendency to take bigger and bigger risks.
Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) affects between 1 and 10% of people in Europe and North America. One in ten people will struggle to control their gaming and suffer negative consequences as a result.
Internet gambling has become one of the most significant changes in the gambling environment in the last 15 years. Internet gambling, including mobile gambling, is rapidly expanding and changing the way gamblers interact.
It’s a disease like alcoholism that can’t be cured, but can be arrested. Gambling addiction manifests as an overwhelming passion that pervades all aspects of the gambler’s life. Gambling addiction is characterized by the inability to stop gambling despite negative consequences.
You may be ready to set goals if you consider a change.
This service expands the range of services available to address problem gambling. It enables Australians who are unable or unwilling to access face-to-face services in each jurisdiction to access online counselling and information services.