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

21 September 2022

Strengthened casino law passes parliament (WA)

The Casino Legislation Amendment (Burswood Casino) Act 2022 has been passed in the West Australian parliament. 

The legislation provides for tougher penalties, better oversight and more powers for the casino regulator.

20 September 2022

Nation-Leading Laws Passed To Hold Crown To Account (VIC)

The Victorian government has passed legislation to boost protection for consumers and increase oversight of the casino, delivering on an additional 12 of the 33 Royal Commission recommendations. 

20 September 2022

Nation-leading card-based gaming with pre-commitment a first in Tasmania

In response to the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission’s report into harm minimisation technologies for EGMs in hotels, clubs and casinos, the government has announced its support for the recommendation to implement a state-wide player card gaming system with pre-commitment and cashless gaming.

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20 September 2022

Moratorium on new gaming machines in hotels and taverns across Alice Springs (NT)

New gaming machine licenses at community venues in Alice Springs have been suspended for nine
months as the Territory Government moves to strengthen the application process.

15 September 2022

Online gambling inquiry launched

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has today launched an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on people with gambling problems.

The inquiry will explore current legislation, consumer protections and support programs.

14 September 2022

Star unsuitable to hold casino licence (NSW)

The NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) has published Adam Bell SC’s report.

The NICC has issued The Star with a show cause notice and is considering its options for disciplinary action in response to Bell’s findings and recommendations.

07 September 2022

NSW Independent Casino Commission

The NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) has officially begun a new regulatory regime to oversee the state's two Sydney-based casinos.

The NICC was created with extensive regulatory powers, independent of government.

01 September 2022

Statement from the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority – Bell Report (NSW)

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has received Adam Bell SC’s report on the suitability of The Star to hold a casino licence.

The Authority has appointed Wexted Advisors to act on its behalf to observe and monitor The Star’s operations and internal procedures.

30 August 2022

New casino regulator appointments (NSW)

The State’s Independent Casino Commission has appointed five Casino Commissioners to lead the organisation. Philip Crawford, the current Chairperson of the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA), has been selected as Chief Commissioner of the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC).

29 August 2022

Maxgaming enters Tasmania to end gaming monopoly (TAS)

The Tasmanian Government has announced that Maxgaming Holdings Pty Ltd has been awarded the exclusive Tasmanian Monitoring Operator Licence to provide and operate an Electronic Monitoring System and services to monitor all EGMs in hotels and licensed clubs in Tasmania.

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