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How do you keep it well played?

Video 1 – How do you keep it well played? Gambling tips to keep your betting 'well played'

We open in a pokies venue, two women are walking out, chatting to each other.

Jay: this is Anna, when she plays the pokies, she sets her limits and sticks to them. Well played Anna.

He gives a nod to Anna as she walks past.

Cut to a backyard where a group of friends are having a BBQ. A man picks up a ball and passes it to his friend who is busy on the phone. His friend has to drop the phone to catch the ball. Our man starts laughing.

Jay is the uninvited neighbour looking over the fence.

Jay: This is Rick. When he catches up with mates, it’s not always about betting. Well played Rick.

He nods to Rick over the fence.

Cut to a sporting goods store, where a guy is trying on some new trainers. He’s looking at himself in the mirror when Jay appears from the change rooms.

Jay: And this is Dave. He always keeps track of the money he spends betting. Well played Dave.

He gives Dave the thumbs up in the mirror, then looks down at his shoes.

Jay: Nice kicks.

Jay, walking out of the store.

Jay: So how do you keep it well played? Visit wellplayed.vic.gov.au

SUPER: Keep it in check. Keep it well played.

SUPER: wellplayed.vic.gov.au

[Cut to a black screen.]

SUPER: Authorised by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Melbourne. Spoken by D. Humphris.

VO: Authorised by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Melbourne

Video 2 – How do you keep it well played? Take breaks

Opening super: How do you keep it well played? Take breaks

Notice that when you’re gambling, time can just slip away?

So say you’re down at your local. Maybe step outside for some fresh air. Or grab a bite to eat.

Or better yet, take some time off. It’s always good to have a break.

That’s well played.

[Closing super: For more tips: wellplayed.vic.gov.au]

Video 3 – How do you keep it well played? Keep it in check

Opening super: How do you keep it well played? Keep it in check

It can be tempting to spend over your limit when you’re gambling. So, try this …

Set a budget and leave your bank cards at home. Alcohol can also cloud judgement, so keep your drinks in check too.

And the money you save … can be spent on something else.

That’s well played.

[Closing super: For more tips: wellplayed.vic.gov.au]

Video 4 – How do you keep it well played? Good headspace

Opening super: How do you keep it well played? Good headspace

Gambling is something we should only do when we’re in a good headspace.

Not when we’re feeling stressed or anxious, lonely or even bored, because we don’t often make the best decisions when we’re feeling down.

Keep your gambling as something you do sometimes, when you’re in a good headspace.

That’s well played.

[Closing super: For more tips: wellplayed.vic.gov.au]

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