Let’s talk about gambling in multicultural communities



gambling awarness week








We are sure many of us Indian community members down under may have lost some bucks at the casinos while gambling. A landmark research on gambling awareness in the multicultural communities is due out tomorrow.

Research into the attitudes different multicultural communities have towards gambling will be presented on (Tuesday the 27th of May) as part of a forum organised by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) to mark Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

The “Let’s talk about gambling in multicultural communities forum” aims to raise awareness about pertinent issues around responsible gambling in multicultural communities in Victoria.

Researchers from Monash University Dr Harriet Radermacher and Dr Christopher Anderson will present the latest research on culturally diverse perspectives about luck and gambling.

The research, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, to be launched today, encompasses popular cultural beliefs about luck, chance, testing your luck and gaming, casino benefits, cultural distinctions between gaming and gambling and reasons why migrants gamble.

A panel will discuss empowering people to make informed choices around gambling followed by workshop discussions.

“The ECCV wanted to take this opportunity during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week to highlight and raise awareness of the risk factors around gambling among culturally diverse communities,” ECCV chairperson Eddie Micallef said.

“As well as the landmark research to be released, the forum will also provide practical information including how to seek help and strategies for good decision making.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week runs from May 26 ”“ June 1.

The theme of the week is the “changing face of gambling” with a focus on how traditional forms of gambling have changed as well as the impact of online gambling, sports betting and an increase in gambling advertising. More details: www.rgaw.com.au.

Event details:

When: 10am-1pm, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Where: Rooms A&B. Level 2, Statewide Resources Centre, 150 Palmerston St, Carlton

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