This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.

05 May 2022

Building A Safer And Fairer State For All Victorians

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced a significant boost in funding for casino and gambling regulation.

The Victorian Budget 2022/23 provides $55.6 million to implement recommendations from the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence to ensure Victoria’s casino...

05 May 2022

948 gambling ads daily on Victorian free-to-air tv

New Nielsen research shows a significant increase of expenditure on gambling advertising on Victorian free-to-air tv. 

Expenditure on gambling ads on Victorian free-to-air TV was more than three times the spend on alcohol advertising during 2021, with an average 948 gambling ads broadcast daily.

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04 May 2022

Racing gives record $1.9 billion boost to Queensland economy

The economic contribution of the Queensland racing industry has grown 60% to a record $1.9 billion, with a new report released showing the industry supported nearly 14,000 jobs in the last financial year alone. 

Since 2015/16, economic growth has been dramatic across the three codes of racing:

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02 May 2022

Reducing gambling harm from poker machines (ACT)

To reduce gambling harm, the ACT Government is proposing to establish a ‘central monitoring system’ to introduce $5 bet and $100 credit limits for poker machines. Minister for Gaming, Shane Rattenbury, has released a discussion paper outlining the proposed changes for community consultation.

02 May 2022

Upholding The Highest Standards At Victoria’s Casino

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure the failures uncovered by the Royal Commission can never happen again. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 will deliver $55.6 million to implement the Crown Royal Commission recommendations – in a massive boost to casino and gambling regulation in Victoria.

28 April 2022

VGCCC and AUSTRAC strengthen partnership through updated MOU

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) and AUSTRAC have strengthened their cooperation in the fight against serious financial crime through the signing of an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

04 April 2022

New members appointed to strengthen Gaming and Wagering Commission

Racing and Gaming Minister Dr Tony Buti has appointed two new members to the State's gambling regulator, the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC) in Western Australia. This is among the first of many actions the State Government will take to toughen the regulatory framework governing WA's casino.

24 March 2022

McGowan Government commits to reforms following Perth Casino Royal Commission

The McGowan Government has announced it will take a staged approach to address recommendations with new reforms that will strengthen the regulation of casinos in WA.  The report outlines a detailed path to remediation for the licence holder and its associates to become a suitable operator.

23 March 2022

Andrew Jones appointed next Racing Victoria Chief Executive

The Board of Racing Victoria (RV) has announced the appointment of Andrew Jones to the position of Chief Executive beginning 11 July 2022.

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