We are a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) state. South Australians come from around 200 countries and speak more than 200 languages, and our relationship to gambling is often influenced by our culture. South Australians’ relationship to gambling is often influenced by their cultural heritage.
We might be attracted to gambling to escape from feelings of stress and isolation, or because it’s seen positively in our family and community — and easy access to online gambling and extensive advertising are also encouraging us.
People from CALD communities who gamble at risky levels face the same kind of harm as people from the wider community – damage to finances, relationships, jobs, health.
But they may find it harder to reach out for help because of the stigma and shame of problem gambling in their community.
Support services for problem gambling that cater to different CALD communities are available in South Australia and ready to help.
Find help that suits your needs, visit Get Support.