Beat the game

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Beat the game comprises seven video clips that aim to help young people build resilience around gambling and its impacts, as well as developing responsible behaviours and attitudes.

These clips can be used in conjunction with the activities from our resource book Responsible gambling: building resilience for young learners (PDF, 1.8MB).

Clip 1: Stay in control

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This is an energetic and engaging music/dance clip that stresses the key responsible gambling messages for young people. It can be played at the start of all sections in this resource book. There are student exercises using this clip in Section A1.

Clip 2: Facing tomorrow

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The words of the poem, Gambler’s Lament, are brought to life in this emotive clip. There are student exercises using this clip in Section A1.

Clip 3: Murphy’s law

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Join Jan and Jaco at J Zone as they investigate the history, meaning and relevance of Murphy’s Law. Remember there is no such thing as a sure thing! There are student exercises using this clip in Section B1.

Clip 4: Get scam smart

Online betting scams are becoming more and more of a problem for young people. join the Current Affairs Tonight team as they investigate how young people need to get more scam smart! There are student exercises using this clip in Section B3.

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Go behind the scenes as students from Ballarat High School film ‘Jeffery’s case study - life in a home where gambling is a problem. There are student exercises using this clip in Section D3.

Clip 6: Get help

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Research shows that feeling connected to your community is important and addresses some of the social determinates for problem gambling including social exclusion, depression and boredom. There are student exercises using this clip in Section D3.

Clip 7: A two way street

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This clip is based at the Sacred Heart Mission in Melbourne. Watch as young students volunteer their time to help those less fortunate. Helping in your local community can benefit you as well as others in need.

Getting out and helping is a more constructive and satisfying behaviour than gambling. There are student exercises using this clip in Section F3.