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‘Gambling is Not a Game’

These days you can gamble anywhere, anytime; and with the internet, smart phones and tablets, we can carry a casino in our pockets.


Come along to ‘Gambling is Not a Game’

Monday 6 June from 6.00 – 8.00pm, 

Bannockburn Cultural Centre


With opportunities to gamble increasing and advertising enticing us to gamble more often, experts are concerned that this normalisation of gambling will inevitably lead to an increase in problem gambling, especially among young people.

Golden Plains Shire Council is responding to this increasing issue by facilitating a ‘Gambling is Not a Game’ community training event. The keynote speaker for the evening is media personality, former AFL player and former gambling addict, David Schwarz. 

The event will be held Monday 6 June from 6.00 – 8.00pm, at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre (27 High Street, Bannockburn). 

The event aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with gambling and provide sport, recreation and community groups with the information and tools to create and promote environments that prevent or minimise problem gambling, particularly for young people.

Council will host the event in partnership with ReSPIN Gambling Awareness and Ballarat Child & Family Services (CAFS). David Schwartz will discuss his own personal battle with gambling and the positive impact that sport and recreation clubs and groups can have in their community.

Council will provide a 40 seater bus to transport people from the North of the Shire. Bookings are essential and numbers are limited.

To register for this event contact:

Caroline Jordan, Volunteer Coordinator on Ph: 5220 7216 

or by Friday 6 May 2016.