We need a public health approach to gambling - Alliance for Gambling Reform

We need a public health approach to gambling

Every six months we get a glimpse at the devastating impact that gambling harm is having on communities when Victoria’s bi-annual gambling losses are released. 

It’s almost a sliding doors moment when we consider the difference this money could make if it were spent locally. As a state, we’re still tracking toward almost $3 billion in losses per year. And these losses are so much more than just financial.

At the end of the day, if we’re not treating gambling as a health issue - we’re not doing Victorians justice. 

We won the campaign against Big Tobacco by getting tobacco recognised as a health issue. Together, we can do the same with gambling.