‘Radical intervention’ needed to stop online gambling harm, man who lost $8m tells federal MPs

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Gavin Fineff, who stole millions of dollars from clients and friends to service his addiction, sends message to politicians in Canberra

The man who triggered a gambling regulator’s “most significant decision of the decade” has urged federal politicians to launch a “radical intervention” to stop the harm caused by online sports gambling.

The former financial adviser Gavin Fineff stole millions of dollars from his clients and friends – some of whom were elderly and vulnerable – to service his gambling addiction. He lost more than $8m to sports betting companies, which has not been returned to his victims.

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In Australia, Gambling Help Online is available on 1800 858 858. The National Debt Helpline is at 1800 007 007. In the UK, support for problem gambling can be found through GamCare on 0808 8020 133. In the US, the National Council on Problem Gambling is on 800-522-4700

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