This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Gambling laws change in September 2022 (Vic)
Gaming venue operators, major licensees and community or charitable organisations may be impacted by the latest changes to Victoria’s gambling laws.
From 1 September 2022 changes under the Gambling and Liquor Legislation Amendment Act 2022 come into effect.
Casino regulation reformed (NSW)
Casino regulation in NSW has undergone a major overhaul after tough new laws passed the NSW Parliament. The Minister for Hospitality and Racing said the Casino Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 will ensure the State’s two casinos comply with stringent controls, supervised by an independent regulator....
New measures to strengthen NT's gambling regulations
Staff at venues where gambling services are available now have to complete a Responsible Service of Gambling course every three years. The free online course ensures staff are up to date with the latest harm minimisation strategies for problem gambling.
Cashless gaming trial to be conducted in New South Wales, Australia to combat money laundering
NSW Inquiry into money laundering in pubs and clubs: Issues Paper 3
As part of an inquiry into money laundering via electronic gaming machines in licenced premises, the New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC) is calling for submissions in response to its third issues paper published today.
Racing to a better future (NSW)
The NSW government has announced approximately $260 million in additional funding over the next four years is being committed to the NSW racing industry as part of the 2022-23 State Budget.
Casinos to face $100 million fines for misconduct under new reforms (NSW)
Nation-leading reforms to hold casino to account (VIC)
Innovative pilot tackling gambling harm in Ballarat (VIC)
The region of Ballarat in Victoria is piloting an innovative new program which equips allied health professions with a new way of screening patients to determine the best treatments to get them back on track.
The new NSW GambleAware legal information hub
The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling have published a new GambleAware online legal information hub. The hub provides useful information and support options to help people who are experiencing legal issues associated with gambling.