For most people, betting on racing is a hobby that provides plenty of fun and entertainment. However for some, it can become an addiction that has severe negative impacts on their lives.
At Racing Bet we are committed to promoting responsible gambling in our community.
It is import that individuals take full responsibility for their actions and understand the potential consequences of their betting. We encourage punters to ensure they are always in full control of their gambling. Betting should be a fun activity, and not something that causes potential harm for themselves or others in their lives. The tips and advice on this website do not provide any guarantee of success. Punters should only ever bet what they can afford to lose.
We are also supportive of promoting responsible gambling within the wider community among sports betting operators, governments and sporting associations. We encourage them to continue to generate awareness of the risks and dangers that can evolve when taking part in gambling. It is their responsibility to create environments that minimise problem gambling, listen to the community’s concerns surrounding gambling and support those who show signs of problem gambling.
If you find yourself in a situation where gambling is becoming a problem for you and it is affecting your every day life, there are multiple different programs that will help you:
Many ways to get gambling help
Gambling can affect how you feel. When you identify that something is wrong, a gambling problem may be the cause so we suggest you seek professional help in the links below.
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
There are responsible gambling resources throughout the country, so please refer to your local state resource for more information.
The Victorian Repsonsible Gambling Foundation provide help and resources for individuals and businesses. The VRGF work with organisations, including confidential Gambler’s Help services and Gambling Harm Awareness Week, to help support problem gambling.
A new initiative is to take the 100 Day Challenge. Take a well-needed break from gambling and set yourself goals through a range of other activities for 100 days. You’ll get the support from others and guidance to see you through a dark period, whether it’s just a temporary break or something more permanent.
The Gambling Help Online hotline service is available 24/7 and is free to call at 1800 858 858 to provide support for anyone affected by problem gamblign in any way.
Their website at www.gamblinghelponline.org.au is a great place resource to provide information, tools and access to support groups to help you through any gambling related problem.
The website has a features that allow you to calculate how much money you are spending on gambling, asses the risks you are taking and sign up for self-help tools.
If you are concerned about a friend or loved one who may have a gambling problem, you can get help from the gamblinghelponline.org.au website through assistance of professionals or reading the informational and determining the signals of someone who has a problem.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week
Each year we are supportive of Gambling Harm Awareness Week which is an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of gambling responsibly and the impact it can have on yourself and the people around you.
The week is in partnership with the foundation, local councils, gambler’s help services, industry and community groups to bring the best possible awareness of gambling problems to the public.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week is usually held in late October.
So remember that gambling should be a fun activity that provides entertainment. If it is no longer enjoyable, or you find yourself gambling more than you can afford to lose, please seek professional help.