Real Money with Effie Zahos

How Carolyn’s gambling addiction landed her in prison

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Episode notes

On today’s episode, we meet Carolyn. She shares how she ended up in prison at age of 64 after stealing $400,000 to pay for her gambling. Effie is also joined by financial counsellor Annette Devereaux who works with people experiencing gambling harm. She offers tips for anyone struggling with a gambling addiction and their loved ones.

Podcast resources: 

How financial counsellors can help Australians in difficulty

Gambler’s Help

1800 858 858

Alliance for Gambling Reform 


If any issues on today’s episode raise concerns for you, help is also available through services such as Lifeline (13 11 14).

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