This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Bet Regret narrative report published
GambleAware has published a narrative report on behalf of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board. The report outlines the rationale & initial policy motivation behind the public awareness initiative, in addition to the alignment with key stakeholders & the creation of a public health driven approach.
UKGC consultation on gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence research
In this consultation document, the UKGC share their intentions regarding changing the research methodology they use to collect gambling participation & problem gambling prevalence statistics. They believe this new approach will set the standard for authoritative research into gambling behaviour.
Independent investigator and draft terms of reference for review into Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racetracks (TAS)
Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, says highly regarded national racing identity Mr Dale Monteith will lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around recent late cancellations of race meetings and the roles and responsibilities of Tasracing and the Office of Racing Integrity.
Nearly $1.2 million of unclaimed winnings for community projects (WA)
Racing and Gaming Minister, Paul Papalia, says some of Western Australia's most vulnerable people will benefit from projects that are being supported by $1,193,785 in Gaming Community Trust grants.
Government announces Crown Casino review (VIC)
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne, said the Andrews Labor Government has asked the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to bring forward the Seventh Casino Review.
Liquor Licence approved for resort at Crown's Barangaroo Casino (NSW)
The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has approved an interim liquor licence for the resort at Crown’s Barangaroo casino. ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the Authority is considering a further two liquor licences for other non-gaming areas of the casino.
Gambling rates drop during height of COVID restrictions (FED)
Gambling rates in Australia dropped off significantly during the height of COVID-19 restrictions, before increasing again over the past six months, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).
Research finds minority ethnic communities are disproportionately impacted by gambling harms and have a higher demand for treatment and support (NSW)
New research commissioned by GambleAware has found that minority ethnic communities are disproportionately impacted by gambling harms and also have a higher demand for treatment. 75% of problem gamblers from minority ethnic communities say they want some form of treatment or support.
AUSTRAC releases junket tour operations money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment (FED)
AUSTRAC has launched its money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risk assessment of the junket tour operations (JTOs) sector. The Junket Tour Operations in Australia: Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risk Assessment can be found on the AUSTRAC website.
Queen's Wharf Brisbane - the 100 weeks to go countdown is on (QLD)
The $3.6 billion, economy boosting, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort will open in 100-weeks’ time. Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles visited the site this morning where 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, four world-class hotels and up to 2,000 residential apartments...