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    T2021
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:07 pm

    I don’t know I just hate the industry

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:15 pm

    Hello there I just want to write this down.
    I don’t know who to talk with so I posted here...

    Actually I don’t gamble but I work as a gaming attendant. I just felt I’m doing a bad job- encouraging people to gamble. This made me feel really bad.

    I m at work right now I went to toilet and heard a customer was calling to her friend and asked to lent her $1500. After that she just played the machine and spent all $1500.

    I don’t know I just don’t like this!!!

    And I didn’t do anything, couldn’t do anything. ***** this industry!!!!!.......

    I wanted to quit this job, NOW.
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    AGHS
    Member
    Posts: 54
    Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:43 am

    Re: I don’t know I just hate the industry

    Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:15 pm

    Hi, this is common across all venues, you are not alone. I often hear from gaming staff that they are not encouraged to intervene when they suspect people have a gambling problem despite all of the Responsible Gaming training that is delivered across all sites. It must be very difficult for you particularly when you see those amounts being lost in a very short space of time. Behind that gambler are the families, friends, communities also, so the impact is much, much more than what you observe at the venue. I feel that this is affecting your moral beliefs and certainly if you are able to find another job, go for it. If you read through the numerous stories posted on this forum, you will see the common thread of despair and damage these machines cause.
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1932
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: I don’t know I just hate the industry

    Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:53 am

    Thankyou for caring...
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