Gambling

Women hit with “sexually transmitted” gambling debts

“The men use family money, use the women’s credit cards, and get into debt, which the woman often picks up.” Acacia Beaumont talks to a peak body for financial counsellors and organisation encouraging responsible gambling  about the pressure on women to bear their partner’s losses.

New gaming devices hooking young gamblers

The gaming and software industries have failed to stop new-generation devices easily downloaded and said to be causing increasing risk of gambling addiction among younger players. David Butterfield reports

Mobile gambling apps alert

With losses from sports betting an all-time high, public health campaigner Susan Rennie is urging families to recognise the dangers of mobile gambling apps. Claire Walker reports.

Ex-gambler calls for reform

Attempts at gambling reform have come and gone but a former gambler says the frustration at failure to change remains. James Triggs reports.

Taking stock of the pokies cost

A south-east Victorian city council is looking at ways to deal with the financial and social cost of electronic gaming machines. Jayme Constandino reports.