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

26 October 2021

Royal Commission: Sweeping reforms recommended for Crown in Victoria

The Victorian Government is taking immediate action to introduce tough new measures and strict oversight of Melbourne’s casino operator. In response to the final report of the Royal Commission, the Government has introduced legislation to ensure Victoria’s casino operates to the highest standards.

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26 October 2021

Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence: Final Report

The Royal Commission recommends that Crown be permitted to continue operating under the oversight and direction of a Special Manager for two years. The Royal Commission makes 33 recommendations. 

Access the overview and recommendations here.

Access the full report here.

25 October 2021

Crown Royal Commission final report to be tabled

The final report of the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence will be tabled in the Victorian Parliament tomorrow. The Government will not be making any further comment regarding the Royal Commission until the report is tabled.

20 October 2021

Gambling harm in three distinct communities (VIC)

Three new research reports have been released by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation exploring gambling harm in three distinct communities. 

19 October 2021

Public hearings to be held as part of the Star Casino's licence review (NSW)

Public hearings will be carried out early next year as part of a review of The Star Casino. The review started four weeks ago after Adam Bell SC was appointed by the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA). 

19 October 2021

GHAW: Overcoming stigma is key to overcoming gambling addiction

SSI says that Gambling Harm Awareness Week (October 18-24) is the ideal time to start a conversation about the negative effects of gambling, share ideas to prevent gambling harm, and find ways to support people who experience harm.

18 October 2021

Increased crowd capacity for the remainder of the spring racing carnival (NSW)

The NSW Government has confirmed up to 10,000 double-vaccinated spectators will be able to attend the upcoming Golden Eagle at Rosehill and the Bentley Cup on Melbourne Cup Day at Royal Randwick, creating valuable jobs and giving the economy a major boost.

18 October 2021

GHAW: Online bets won’t beat the COVID blues (ACT)

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Gambling Harm Awareness Week (18 to 24 October) is a timely reminder for Canberrans to consider the impacts gambling may have on themselves and the people they care about and to seek support if they are experiencing the signs of gambling harm.

18 October 2021

It’s GambleAware Week so ‘Let’s Talk Gambling’ (NSW)

As part of GambleAware Week you can listen to a new podcast series: ‘Let’s Talk Gambling’. In the podcasts the director, Natalie Wright, speaks to experts about being GambleAware, what to look out for and what you can do to help yourself and those around you. 

Listen to the podcasts here

14 October 2021

Crown Royal Commission final report to be delivered

The Royal Commission into the Casino Operator Licence will hand its final report to the Governor of Victoria tomorrow after months of public hearings examining whether Crown Melbourne is suitable to hold a casino licence.

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