Voluntary Betting Controls – A new pathway for harm reduction or another bad gamble?

It’s not secret that Aussies like a punt, in fact we are some of the worlds biggest gamblers per capita. 115,000 Australians are classified as problem gamblers with a further 280,000 people are at ‘moderate risk’. Whilst voluntary gambling harm reduction tools can be useful, they typically don’t work as people don’t use them. However is mandating that people set deposit limits or opt-out of setting them, be a promising new pathway to help minimise problem gambling?

Daily Presenter Jarred Cross was joined by Dr Robert Heirene from Sydney University, who recently conducted a study on this very topic. Take a listen to find out more about Dr. Heirene’s findings about potential new pathways for gambling harm reduction tools.


If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling you can contact GAMBLE AWARE at 1800 858 858 for free and confidential support.

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