Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) has been held annually in South Australia and coordinated by the Office for Problem Gambling since 2007.
GHAW highlights the impact of gambling and raises awareness of the support available for people experiencing harm.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2021 focuses on ‘Here For The Game’, a new collaboration with Adelaide United Football Club to disrupt the normalisation of betting in sport and remind the community about all the things we love about sport without the gambling.
Sports betting is growing in popularity in South Australia, with young men aged 18 to 34 most likely to participate.
Young people’s gambling is influenced their family and friends and by beliefs that betting is a normal part of life and an easy way to make money.
Behind the massive growth in sports betting in young people is the rise of gambling advertising on TV and online, and easy access to digital platforms, especially through mobile phones.
If you need immediate help, call the gambling helpline on 1800 858 858 or visit Gambling Help Online