A new program will be introduced by the New South Wales Government to help at-risk and problem gamblers. Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Hindi, and Vietnamese are just some of the diverse communities that will benefit from the new program.
A four-month campaign will be run by the state of New South Wales to raise awareness about the consequences of problem gambling with certain groups. “The Number that Changed our Life” will be available across social media, TV, radio, and print media to ensure that it drives the message home.
The program helps people who already suffer from problems with gambling and addiction to get the help they need. The government acknowledges that these efforts may be too late, but they are going to make amendments.
Kevin Anderson said on the occasion of the program’s announcement that culturally diverse communities were less likely to gamble. Once they tried playing games of chance, they were more likely to experience problem gambling.
The government has focused its efforts to make sure that these groups get the help and assistance they need. The Minister for multiculturalism offered a more thoughtful look into why the campaign was necessary and the unique difficulties that these groups faced. He said it was true.
The most important goal of the campaign is to ensure that people can break away from old-fashioned notions and speak up about their problems without fearing repercussions or stigma. Once people in need of help reach out, they will find the help they need to address their addiction.
The hardest part of speaking up is still to come, says Natalie Wright of the Office of Responsible Gambling. She commented on the slogan of the campaign and said that the number that would actually change people’s lives is GambleAware’s counseling service number, which will help those suffering from gambling addiction to actually start recovering. Gambling is a problem that communities in Australia need help with. More than $65 billion was spent on gaming machines in Victoria over the past 30 years. New and tougher regulations have been put in place by the state to make sure that local operators and the biggest casinos comply with the country and state laws.
The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced a four-month campaign to raise awareness about the consequences of problem gambling with diverse communities. “The number that changed our life” will be available across social media, TV, radio, and print media to ensure that it drives the message home. The program is also focused on helping people who already suffer from problems with gambling and addiction.