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How Much Are You Spending?

Often gamblers have no idea how much they’re spending; sometimes when it’s spent in smaller amounts it doesn’t feel like much, but when you add it together it’s actually a lot.

Try and think of how much you spend each week on all types of gambling. You'll see it quickly adds up.

$25 per week

IN 1 WEEK:

$25 gets you bread and milk for a week.

IN 1 MONTH:

In one month $100 gets you some new shoes.

IN 1 YEAR:

In one year $1200 gets you a return trip to Samoa.

$50 per week

IN 1 WEEK:

$50 gets you petrol for the week.

IN 1 MONTH:

In one month $200 gets you food shopping for the household for a week.

IN 1 YEAR:

In one year $2400 gets you a brand new iPhone and iPad.

$100 per week

IN 1 WEEK:

In one week $100 gets you a school uniform for your kids.

IN ONE MONTH:

In one month $400 gets you groceries for a month.

IN ONE YEAR:

In one year $4800 gets you a car.

$150 per week

IN 1 WEEK:

In one week $150 gets you a year’s worth of primary school fees.

IN 1 MONTH:

In one month $600 gets you a new washing machine.

IN 1 YEAR:

In one year $7000 gets you a 70" Full High Definition 3D TV ($5000) with a top of the line home theatre system ($2000).

$200 per week

IN 1 WEEK:

In one week $200 gets you movies and dinner out with the family.

IN 1 MONTH:

In one month $800 gets you a return trip for two to Australia.

IN 1 YEAR:

In one year $9600 would cover a chunk of your rent.

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