There is a wide range of free, confidential help throughout NSW for people with gambling problems, or for family or friends of a person who might have a gambling problem. All of it is available via the 24 hour, seven day a week, G-line (NSW) telephone assistance and referral service on freecall 1800 858 858
Problem gamblers and their families can also access a range of support and self-help options by going to www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au
The Sawtell RSL Club is a leader in the provision of Gaming Entertainment to its members and their guests. As a responsible member of the community the Club recognises its obligations in providing Gaming Entertainment that does not detract from the welfare of its patrons. In this regard the Club is committed to being a responsible provider of Gaming Services.
The Club recognises that a small proportion of patrons will be or will become problem gamblers. We strive to understand problem gambling and will seek to prevent abuse of Gaming Entertainment and to provide support for the treatment of gambling addiction.
The Club is committed to being a leader in our community in relation to problem gambling. For most of us, gambling is simply an enjoyable recreational activity that we participate in as a social form of entertainment.
For some, however, gambling may become an addiction that can ruin their lives. For these few, the simple entertainment and social attraction of gambling may become a problem. This compulsion to gamble can result in the person spending more on their gambling habit then they can afford, which may lead to the loss of money or assets, the indignity of having property repossessed or eviction from their homes.
Problem gambling may also result in the deterioration of personal and other relationships, the break-up of marriages and the loss of employment. Emotional stress can also lead to the deterioration of the person’s health. For people with such problems, confidential and sympathetic help is available from a number of sources.
WHERE TO GET HELP
G-Line 1800 858 858
Gamblers Anonymous 029 564 1574
Lifeline 13 1114
Patrons who are concerned about their inability to control their gambling habits are able to take immediate action. A confidential appointment can be made with a senior officer of the Club and arrangements for self-exclusion can be made at this time. At this same interview, the individual may be referred to an independent, professional counsellor for an initial assessment.
Individuals seeking further information about Self-Exclusion are able to make a confidential appointment with the Club’s General Manager on (02) 6653 1577.
Never gamble with borrowed money.
The Sawtell RSL Club encourages all its members and guests to set themselves a gambling limit and stick to it.
Keno is generally viewed as a fun, social game, and widely regarded as a soft gaming product with low potential to cause harm, however Keno conscious at all times to ensure that the game is conducted consistently with our commitment to responsible gaming. If you have any responsibly gaming questions, please feel free to contact us, otherwise you can visit the TABCORP Responsible Gambling Code of practice: http://www.tabcorp.com.au/responsible_code.aspx.