The Problem With ‘Gambling Responsibly’
It’s the dawn of one of the biggest events in the Australian racing calendar: the Melbourne Cup.
For many, that still means fancy hats, champagne and the chance to win some money. Unfortunately, gambling for many Australians is more than just a punt, it’s an all consuming lifestyle.
The financial costs of betting are clear, but how does our mental health suffer and is there any way to gamble responsibly?
2SER Breakfast’s Alex James spoke with Megan Whitty, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Gambling Research at ANU to find some answers.
If you or someone you know needs support, please consider calling the National Gambling Hotline on 1800 858 858.