As Australian’s prepare to celebrate the Melbourne Cup, we asked Kirsten Shannon, manager of the University’s Gambling Treatment Clinic, for her top tips on how to gamble responsibly.
Australians are expected to spend more than $300 million betting on the Melbourne Cup this year. For most people, it is a fun and frivolous day out but for many it can lead to some serious financial losses.
If you are planning to join the festivities, here are a few tips to keep your gambling within limits:
If you do think you have a problem, call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment Clinic on 1800 482 482.