Socially, I hung around the guys that gambled and we just hung in a TAB all day and then we missed out on a lot
of things such as parties and going out with our other friends. Did I have a problem? Maybe? Did I care? No, why should I? I wasn’t hurting anyone. Yet. Not affording, being able to afford lunch most days of the week. A small car loan which
I couldn’t repay which was only $30 a week. I struggled to pay that and I disregarded
the early signs but I should have been aware of them more and not ignored
them. I want to be a good role model for my kids and now I am and I want to tell
my story to young men in particular and as I said just to keep them away for the
harms of gambling and I don’t want to go through what I’ve gone through.