Online gambling is gambling on apps or websites on smart phones or computers.
People can gamble on horse racing or sports like AFL on apps, play casino games like poker and the big wheel, or play online pokies.
Online gambling is easy and accessible making it a popular platform and meaning people can gamble anywhere, anytime.
Online gambling means people can gamble privately away from friends and family who might notice there’s a problem and call out unsafe behaviour. With no-one to stop them, people can keep gambling and delay getting help.
This can lead to risky gambling and cause problems for many people.
Some online gambling services are illegal in Australia. If you gamble online through an illegal website, you risk losing everything — your deposit or your winnings. For more information on this, visit Australian Communication and Media Authority.
If you or someone you know needs help with online gambling, go to Get support.