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AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE

130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Dr. Angela Georgopoulos

Dr. Kien Cao-Xuan

Dr. Mandy Chuang

Dr. Priscilla Wong

 

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SURGERY HOURS

MON - THU8 AM - 6 PM
FRI8 AM - 3 PM
SAT9 AM - 12PM
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27 Sep 2018 to 02 Oct 2018
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Gambling Addiction
Problem gamblers and poker machines

  • One in six people who play the pokies regularly has a serious addiction.
  • Problem gamblers lose around $21,000 each year. Thatís one third of the average Australian salary.
  • Some poker machines can be played at extremely high intensity Ė a gambler could lose more than $1,500 in just one hour.
  • Young people (18-24 year olds) spend more on poker machines than any other age group. Many adult problem gamblers report having developed gambling problems during their teenage years (source: Delfabbro, P, Gambling Research Australia, A review of Australian Gambling Research, August 2008, p61).
  • Three-quarters of problem gamblers have problems with poker machines. Itís even higher for women Ė in 9 out of 10 cases poker machines are identified as the cause of problems for women (source: Delfabbro, P, August 2008, p67).


Impact of problem gambling

  • Problem gamblers are six times more likely to be divorced than non problem gamblers.
  • Problem gamblers are four times more likely to have problems with alcohol and four times as likely to smoke daily than non problem gamblers.
  • Children with parents who are problem gamblers are up to 10 times more likely to become problem gamblers themselves than children with non gambling parents

For advice and help, visit Gambling Help Online.
Gambling Help Online
Phone 1800 858 858


The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.


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