By Annette Shailer

The NSW State Government is to announce a $1.8m anti-gambling initiative warning against problem gambling next month.

The campaign catchphrase a ‘Gambling Hangover’ will be introduced in early July targeting young problem gamblers.

A spokesperson from the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) said the series of advertisements will be seen on radio and billboards but probably not TV.

“The latest research into gambling in NSW from 2006 revealed a high prevalence of problem gambling in males educated until Year 10 and aged 18 to 24,” the spokesperson said. “The key focus is to educate people in the risk of gambling and to ensue they know all the help options available.” 

The campaign highlights the three affects of a binge gambling hangover, including suffering from a “sick feeling,” “anxiety and regret” and “not liking yourself”, The Daily Telegraph reported.

This campaign comes on the back of the $90,000 problem gambling resource kit to be distributed to 12,000 school and TAFE counsellors, announced on Monday by the NSW Gaming and Racing Minister, Graham West.



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