Tatts Group recognises that while the vast majority of people who gamble do so for enjoyment and entertainment, there are some people for whom this form of entertainment has become a problem, causing personal and financial distress.
We understand the importance of providing responsible gambling programs and initiatives to assist those people who may experience difficulties with their gambling behaviour, as well as to keep all our gambling patrons, Lottery customers and Wagering customers well informed. This website provides a discreet means of finding out more. Please explore the links and resources provided.
Responsible gambling occurs in an environment where people make informed and rational decisions about their participation in gambling, based on their own individual circumstances. Responsible gambling occurs as a result of the collective actions and shared responsibility of individuals, communities, the gambling industry and the government, to achieve outcomes that are socially responsible and responsive to community concerns.
What if I love to have a bet?
Most Australians enjoy a bet but some people may have a problem controlling their gambling. This can often involve spending too long in betting venues, or being constantly short of money, or using money not meant to be used for gambling. Follow these four easy steps to make sure your gambling stays in control:
- set yourself time and money limits and stick to them
- take frequent breaks
- don’t chase your losses – walk away
- only spend what you can afford on gambling
And remember, gamble for the fun of it – not for the money. If it stops being fun…stop.
Gambling may be a problem if you are:
- spending more money and time on gambling than intended
- hiding your gambling from other people
- borrowing money to pay for living expenses – e.g. phone bill, gas bill, groceries, petrol
- losing interest in other activities (except for gambling)
- finding work or your role as a parent is affected
- starting to lie about your gambling
- not going to work or not home as often.
People with gambling problems typically hold thoughts or beliefs that support their behaviour, including:
- beliefs about fated luck
- superstitions related to winning illusions of control
- misunderstandings about the nature of probability and randomness.