Federal Government urged to continue funding specialist problem gambling counsellors – Queensland Country Life

Most clients of problem gambling counsellors were unable to pay their bills or debts. Photo: Financial Counselling Australia Until the day they sat in front of a counsellor, Sue* had no idea about the extent of her husband’s gambling addiction. On top of a $73,000 credit card debt, he had used $70,000 from his self-managed super fund. What’s worse,…

Divorce is never easy and your heart may be broken, but that doesn’t mean your wallet needs to be too – Financial Post

The average cost of an uncontested divorce is $1,845, but a contested divorce can cost anywhere from $6,145 to $87,974, with the average being $13,638, according to Canadian Lawyers 2015 legal fees survey. But this doesnt factor in moving fees, new living expenses, the division of your assets and debts, and possibly child and spousal…

‘Nothing but chaos’: Recovered addict warns against 24-hour casinos in Winnipeg – CBC.ca

A recovered gambling addict says 24-hour casinos in Winnipeg will mean trouble for problem gamblers. “When we go ahead and provide people who have out-of-control gambling issues an opportunity to gamble longer, it just means that their lives are going to be out of control,” said Chris Parlow, whose own life spiraled downwards shortly after Manitoba’s first year-round casino…

Companies donate over £700000 to help problem gamblers – Energy FM

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 Companies registered with the Island’s Gambling Supervision Commission have donated more than £700,000 to help tackle problem gambling over the last three financial years. Licence holders are expected to provide funds to help treat, prevent and support problem gambling. Economic Development Minister Laurence Skelly revealed the numbers in this week’s sitting…