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New Zealand Problem Gambling Site Launched

29 August 2005

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the New Zealand Stuff: "New Zealand's first website designed to help gamblers assess their own level of risk was launched yesterday.

"The Gambling Helpline initiative provides a range of online self-assessment tools, including a string of multi-choice questions about gambling habits.

"The questionnaire concludes by identifying personal weaknesses and presents graphs showing how extreme an individual's gambling problem is.

"…The website also has a questionnaire relating to an individual's level of alcohol consumption and provides an 0800 contact phone number for those it concludes could benefit from assistance.

"…The site can also benefit friends or family of those who may have a gambling problem, with assessment tools helping to identify signs common with problem gamblers…"

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