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

21 February 2024

More than 18,000 BetStop registrations in just six months

More than 18,000 Australians have signed up to BetStop - the National Self-Exclusion Register since it was launched six months ago today. Close to 16,000 of total sign-ups during the Register’s first six months remain active.

20 February 2024

Rye Hotel owner fined $80,000 after integrity breaches (Vic)

The VGCCC has fined the owner of the Rye Hotel $80,000 after two integrity breaches. In addition to the fine, the Commission has required an undertaking from the owner to sell the Rye Hotel and exit the gambling industry. 

19 February 2024

Department of Justice and Community Safety (Vic) Strategic Direction 2024-28

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (Vic) has released its Strategic Direction 2024-28. Delivery priorities in the various sections of the Department are noted, including for Casino, gaming, liquor and racing regulation.

16 February 2024

NSW Government and The Star sign Jobs Guarantee Agreement

More than 3000 jobs at The Star will be protected after Treasurer Daniel Mookhey signed a formal Jobs Guarantee Agreement with the The Star casino.

14 February 2024

Gaming house busts send strong message to illegal operators

Organisers and players involved in illegal gaming houses are being warned of the serious consequences they could face if caught breaking WA’s gaming laws.


07 February 2024

Queensland Audit Office Performance Audit Report - Minimising gambling harm Report 9: 2023–24

The Queensland Audit Office tabled the report Minimising gambling harm Report 9: 2023-24 on 6 February 2024.  This report assesses how effective Queensland’s strategies are in minimising and preventing gambling-related harm.

02 February 2024

ClubsNSW Launches Simple New Tool to Minimise Gambling Harm

ClubsNSW has made it even easier for people to manage their gambling, upgrading the existing Multi-Venue Self-Exclusion system to allow patrons to exclude themselves from gaming venues right across the state from the comfort of their own home. Visit the link below for information.

02 February 2024

Women in Hotels (Vic)

Speaking as one voice, AHA and AA (Vic) bring together their members to champion the success, progression and contribution of women in the hotels industry. Women in Hotels will be launched on the eve of International Women’s Day. A day for everyone, everywhere. 

02 February 2024

Responsible Gambling Officers introduced into pubs and clubs across NSW

From 1 July 2024, venues with more than 20 gaming machine entitlements will be required to have a Responsible Gambling Officer on duty while poker machines are in operation, in the latest initiative by the NSW Labor Government to reduce gambling harm.

31 January 2024

Final Murrihy Report into Tasmanian Harness Racing released (Tas)

The Government has released the final Murrihy Report, in full and with no redactions, from independent investigator Ray Murrihy that relates to allegations of team driving, race fixing and animal welfare concerns in the industry and the management of those issues by the Office of Racing Integrity.


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