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Gambling becomes a problem when it disrupts and damages someone’s life, impacting friendships, family relationships, work life and the community they live in.

Countries around the world are becoming concerned about the effects of gambling on people’s household expenditure and of associated gambling-related harm such as increased crime and health problems, family break-up, addiction problems and increased debt.

In New Zealand, the Gambling Act 2003 recognises that gambling is a significant public health issue. The Act lists the preventing and minimising of harm caused by gambling as one of its purposes.

Problem Gambling Talk Sheet