Daniel’s story

My name is Daniel. I’m a former gambler and Peer Connection volunteer. It was at the footy club that gambling started for me. Binge drinking and gambling in the pubs with blokes who were really serious about their footy. We would work and train hard during the week and then drink and gamble too much on the weekend.

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Conny’s story

My name is Conny. I’m a former gambler and Peer Connection volunteer. As a teenager I had an Uncle who worked in the mines nine months of the year and then come to Melbourne and spend his money on the races.  All I heard was how much he kept winning.

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Chandana’s story

My name is Chandana. I am an affected family member of a gambler and Peer Connection volunteer. Before we came to Australia, he never really gambled. Maybe only $50 at the casino sometimes and then we went home.

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Jake’s Story

My name is Jake. I’m a former gambler and Peer Connection volunteer. I started to like horse racing when I was 12. For me, gambling started out as a Saturday afternoon hobby, betting on the races at home with my dad and brother. But what started out as a harmless hobby, over time, began to consume my life.

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