"Talk it out. You’re in control."

Cultural Support

We understand that Hawke’s Bay is a community with a diverse cultural mix. This means we have different views about gambling.

We can see it as:

  • Entertainment.
  • A social activity.
  • A way to support community groups.
  • An escapist activity.
  • A game requiring skill.
  • A way to test out luck.
  • A way to make money fast.

There are better and healthier ways to satisfy these needs than gambling. No matter what culture you’re from, we’ll support you to overcome gambling addiction.

Ban yourself


TRO can assist you with this process which can place a ban on you gambling at specific venues for a set period of time.


There are a number of blocking options available via your MyLotto account.


Gamban blocks all gambling apps and websites worldwide, including niche ones like cryptocurrencies and e-sports betting.

If you would like information and advice please contact us at Hawke’s Bay Gambling Services and one of our Counsellors will call you to make a time for you to come into one of our offices.