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.

28 August 2023

VGCCC demands wagering providers cease club sponsorship inducement practice (VIC)

The VGCCC has warned that sporting clubs need to be mindful of community expectations around incentivising members to gamble, advising that some online wagering providers are entering into sponsorship agreements with sporting clubs - linking financial incentives to club members signing up. 

28 August 2023

Deadline for external gambling-related signage ban (NSW)

Pubs and clubs across the state have less than 1 week left to remove external gambling-related signage, with members of the public encouraged to report venues breaking the rules following the 1 September deadline. 

26 August 2023

More illegal offshore gambling websites blocked (ACMA)

Australian internet service providers (ISPs) have been requested to block access to more illegal offshore gambling websites including Crown Pokies and Play AUD. Last month, the ACMA requested that ISPs block 5 services – Reef Reels, Royal Reels, Ricky Casino, Slots Gallery, and Slotastic. 

25 August 2023

Appointment of Independent Monitor of SkyCity Adelaide (SA)

The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Dini Soulio, has approved the appointment of consultancy firm, Kroll Australia Ltd, as the Independent Monitor to monitor the compliance of SkyCity Adelaide, the operator of the Adelaide Casino, following a direction issued in May.

18 August 2023

Retired racehorses to benefit from Off-The-Track grants (QLD)

21 not-for-profit organisations, charities, businesses and acknowledged retrainers across the state have been announced as successful applicants for the 2023 Queensland Off-The-Track Grants Program.

18 August 2023

New Chair appointed to Victorian Racing Integrity Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Judge Katherine Bourke as the new chairperson of the Victorian racing integrity board.

18 August 2023

Betting on the Brownlow Medal count to proceed with new integrity and monitoring provisions (VIC)

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission will allow betting on the 2023 Brownlow Medal, including round-by-round voting, after the AFL has agreed to implement a range of tougher controls around voting and betting markets. 

15 August 2023

NSW Independent Panel on Gaming Reform announced

The NSW Government has held the first meeting of the Independent Panel on Gaming Reform. The Independent Panel has considered elements of the upcoming cashless gaming trial, as well as matters which will inform its recommendations to the NSW Government on a gaming reform implementation roadmap. 

14 August 2023

University of Sydney establishes Centre of Excellence in Gambling Research (NSW)

The University of Sydney has established a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to advancing research on gambling behaviour and minimising harm. The creation of the Centre of Excellence in Gambling Research is made possible through $600,000 of funding from the Int. Center for Responsible Gaming.

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