Have your say on pokies
Have your say on pokies in your city…
The Hamilton City Council and Porirua City Council are currently reviewing their gambling policies.
Click here to find out more and Have Your Say on pokies in your area.
GET THE FACTS
Read our fact sheets….
The latest facts on gambling in New Zealand, online gambling, youth gambling, the social impacts of problem gambling and much more.
What We Do
A gambling problem (sometimes called a gaming addiction) can significantly impact your life and the lives of those closest to you.
For many people, phoning a gambling helpline or seeking help from anyone at all can be a difficult step to take. Talking about your gambling, or someone else’s gambling, to a counsellor in a confidential environment can bring huge relief and help you start to get your life back on track.
At the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) we are trained to help. Our qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential gambling counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling. PGF has been listening and helping for over 25 years and we know it works.
We also have support groups. While they are not run in the same way as Gamblers Anonymous, they are designed for people who would like to work towards and maintain being ‘gamblefree’ or in control of their gambling.
Our public health team work in the community raising awareness about the harm from gambling and trying to prevent problems before they arise.
Asian Family Services provide professional counselling and advice in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese. Mapu Maia, PGF’s Pacific unit, provide a dedicated, culturally appropriate service for Pasifika.
We are here so that you do not need to make changes by yourself without support, all it takes is the decision to ask for help.