Gambling Harm

Racing horse coming out of mobile tablet screen which is also displaying an online gambling app

Risks of gambling

Harm from gambling isn’t just about losing money. Gambling can affect self-esteem, relationships, physical and mental health, work performance and social life. It can harm not only the person who gambles but also family, friends, workplaces and communities.

While websites and apps for some types of gambling are legal in NSW and Australia, it can still be easy to lose track and lose more than you can afford.

Click here to learn about the risks of online gambling and how you can stay safe.

Download the risks when gambling online translated in Traditional Chinese(PDF, 216KB).  

Understanding online gambling

You can gamble online any time and anywhere - at home, at work, anywhere you have internet really. This can mean that online gambling can be quite risky as there is very easy access to gambling and for some people it can get out of hand quite quickly.

Click here for tips on what to be aware of on online gambling sites.

Sports and race betting 

Betting on the races and sporting events has always been popular, but the availability of online gambling makes it easier than ever. The ads are everywhere.
Is having the odd racing bet a sign you have a problem with gambling?
It's important to know where to draw the line between loving the sport and being swept up by betting.

Click here to understand the risks of sports and race betting.

Where to get help