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Gambling Problem Helpline - Latest News [Page 1]

New callers connect with Gambling Helpline

Tuesday, 8 March 2005, 3:42 pm | Gambling Problem Helpline

Gambling Helpline counsellors were busy last night (7 March) with callers who wanted to talk about their gambling problems, following the screening of the documentary “It’s Not a Game” on TV ONE. Ninety percent of callers were phoning for the first ... More >>

Gambling Helpline Open This Christmas

Tuesday, 21 December 2004, 11:58 am | Gambling Problem Helpline

Gift-giving and spending go hand-in-hand during the Christmas period. Unfortunately the financial pressures faced at this time of year are often at their most extreme for problem gamblers and those close to them. More >>

Personal Debt: The Hidden Cost Of Gambling

Thursday, 9 September 2004, 10:24 am | Gambling Problem Helpline

New Zealanders spent over $2 billion on gambling in the year to 30 June 2004, continuing a year-on-year increase in gambling spend. Yet the figures only tell part of the story. They don’t convey the human damage done by those who use debt to finance their ... More >>

The Changing Face of Female Gambling

Wednesday, 11 August 2004, 4:47 pm | Gambling Problem Helpline

Female gamblers account for more than 50% of gamblers calling the Gambling Helpline and calls from male 'significant others' - including husbands, partners and fathers - are on the rise, at nearly 30% in 2003 compared to just over 20% in 1999. The Gambling ... More >>

Global Approach To Problem Gambling

Friday, 30 April 2004, 3:46 pm | Gambling Problem Helpline

"At what point does gambling become problem gambling? How is problem gambling defined and measured? To what degree should the gaming industry encourage responsible gambling and minimise potential harm? Who is developing services to meet the diverse needs ... More >>

Playing It Safe In Clubs

Tuesday, 2 March 2004, 3:13 pm | Gambling Problem Helpline

Staff and members of 322 of New Zealand's chartered clubs now have access to a new service to prevent or overcome gambling problems. The 'ClubSafe Helpline' programme is a joint initiative between the Gambling Problem Helpline and Clubs New Zealand ... More >>

Gambling Helpline extends hours due to demand

Wednesday, 9 July 2003, 2:39 pm | Gambling Problem Helpline

The Gambling Problem Helpline is launching an extended service this week onwards - with counseling staff available to assist callers 24 hours a day on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. More >>

Maori Gambling Problem Helpline Responds

Monday, 7 July 2003, 4:35 pm | Gambling Problem Helpline

The Maori Problem Gambling Helpline - a nationwide counseling and resourcing service for Maori gamblers, whanau and partners affected by gambling - launches this week. More >>

Gambling problems lurk in many household budgets

Wednesday, 27 November 2002, 11:58 am | Gambling Problem Helpline

The impact of gambling on household finances – and the ways in which its damage can be minimised – were brought into sharp perspective at a recent conference in Rotorua. More >>




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