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Mobile apps to help with problem gambling

app_for_addictsIn a world first, the NSW Government has developed two mobile apps in partnership with Deakin University and the University of Auckland to encourage people to gamble responsibly and access support for problem gambling.

Designed by experienced gambling clinicians, the ‘GamblingLess: In-the-Moment’ app helps people who want to quit or gamble less by acting as a counsellor in their pocket. The ‘Gambling Habit Hacker’ app helps people who want to reduce the time and money they spend gambling.

Hospitality and Racing Minister Kevin Anderson said problem gambling is a serious issue and the urge to gamble can take hold at any time of the day or night.

“The NSW Government has spent more than $400,000 developing the apps that will act as a circuit breaker to give people real-time support 24/7. It will also make it easier to access support services,” Mr Anderson said.

If you or someone you know is affected by gambling, call GambleAware on 1800 858 858 for free, confidential support.

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