Tasracing’s commitment to promoting responsible wagering
Tasracing recognises that while the vast majority of people who gamble do so for enjoyment and entertainment, there are some people for whom this form of entertainment has become a problem, causing them personal and financial distress.
This website provides a discreet means of finding out more.
Responsible gambling occurs in an environment where people make informed and rational decisions about their participation in gambling, based on their own individual circumstances.
4 Tips for responsible Gambling
- Set yourself time and money limits and stick to them
- Take frequent breaks
- Don’t chase your losses – walk away
- Only spend what you can afford on gambling
And remember, gambling for the fun of it – not for the money. If it stops being fun…STOP!
How can I tell if I have a problem?
- Do you bet more than you can really afford to lose?
- Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?
- Do you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost?
- Do you borrow money or sell things to get money to gamble?
- Do you feel that you might have a problem with gambling?
- Do people criticize your betting or tell you that you have a gambling problem, whether or not you think it’s true?
- Do you feel guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
- Does your gambling cause you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
- Does your gambling cause any financial problems for you or your household?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you could be heading towards a gambling problem
Support Groups and Counselling
A range of counselling services are available in your state to provide assistance with gaming-related issues. Many counselling services are free or government-subsidised.
Call the national 24 hour Gambler’s Helpline on 1800 858 858 to ask about counselling services in your area or click the correct link below for more information.
Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme
The Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme (TGES) is based on the Gaming Control Act 1993. The TGES provides a means for patrons to exclude themselves from gambling. People can be excluded from gambling in several different ways: Click here to view Exclusion Information
- Venue Operator exclusion and
- Third Party Exclusion
Government Brochures and information
All gambling providers in Tasmania are covered by the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania. The Code defines problem gambling as being characterised by difficulties in limiting money and/or time spent on gambling, which leads to adverse consequences for the gambler, other, or for the community. Click here to view the Code.