Responsible Gambling Awareness Week
May 26 to June 1, 2014

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held every year in May across Australia to raise awareness of the importance of responsible gambling practices. Responsible gambling means gambling in a way that:

  • is controlled;
  • is within your financial means; and
  • doesn’t interfere with your life or the lives of those around you.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week aims to:

  • Increase the Territory community’s awareness of responsible gambling practices and strategies to ‘stay in control’. 
  • Reinforce the message that for those who choose to gamble, knowledge, balance and control are important to stay within their financial and times limits.
  • Increase organisational awareness about responsible gambling practices and available support services.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is created and managed by a unique partnership between government, industry and community groups.

The theme for this year’s week is:  KNOW THE FACTS and will feature messages aimed at dispelling some myths & beliefs around gambling that impact negatively on peoples’ choices to gamble responsibly.

The FACTS campaign contains the following key messages:

  • You are as likely to be struck by lightning as to win the jackpot on the pokies
  • Your chances of winning don’t change no matter how lucky you are feeling
  • Pokie machines are designed to make money for the venue not for you
  • The math is the more you play the more you lose
  • 5 – 10 are affected by your gambling

Should you wish to display some health promotion material in your workplace or want more information please contact Amity’s gambling project on 8944 6565 or by email – gambling@amity.org.au

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Amity Community Services

Amity Community Services  believes in helping people help themselves.

We are a non-government and non-religious organisation that has been operating since 1976 and we are located at 155  Stuart Highway  Parap  NT  0820.

Amity provide services to assist people to deal with behaviours of habit that have become a problem. Counselling is provided on an individual face to face basis, telephone or internet.