Not a strict PSA but the story of Geoff about his gambling addiction. It’s made by the Australian help organisation Gambling Help.
Geoff tells what drew him into gambling too much, his worst moments as a gambler, and how with the support of his family he is beating the problem.
Read and watch other stories here.
Part of the campaign is the gambling calculator.
Research shows that gamblers tend to remember their wins more than their losses. But the reality is that nearly everyone will lose money over a long period of time. This tool helps to work out how much a gambler will lose on average over a year if you keep gambling at your usual rate.
Check the calculator here.
Gaming machines, or pokies, are the most common form of betting for problem gamblers. In this easy-to-watch video, actor Jay Laga’aia sorts out the truth from the misunderstandings.
See part 2 here.