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.

29 April 2023

Elite athletes get behind Love the Game Challenge

Athletes expressed their support for the Foundation’s ‘Love the Game, not the odds’ program, highlighting the significant role community clubs can play in showing kids the true value of sport. Love the Game is an initiative to combat the normalisation of sports gambling among young people. 

26 April 2023

New funding for clubs will reduce reliance on gambling revenue (ACT)

“The government is implementing a gaming harm reduction agenda, working with clubs to reduce the number of gaming machines, and to introduce bet limits. An important part of this is helping clubs to transition to revenue streams that don’t involve gaming,” Minister Rattenbury said.

24 April 2023

Casino Guru to research self-exclusion on a global scale

For the next 18 months, Casino Guru and the University of London will work on identifying best practice self-exclusion. Casino Guru’s aim is to deliver a recommended set of rules for online self-exclusion that iGaming brands all over the world can adopt to protect their customers.

21 April 2023

Young people in the ACT the focus of online gambling study

The online betting and gambling habits of young people in the ACT will be the focus of a study from the Australian National University (ANU). 

Results will be published later in 2023 and will help inform new public health initiatives targeting gambling harm in the ACT.

04 April 2023

Online gambling companies and major sporting codes to appear before parliamentary committee

The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold public hearings on Tuesday, 4 April and Wednesday, 5 April 2023 as part of its inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm.

03 April 2023

New reforms to crack down on gambling harm (VIC)

The casino’s Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct sets limits on the length of time a person may gamble at the Casino, with the operator required to enforce 15-minute breaks if a person has been gambling for three continuous hours.  

23 March 2023

Funding support to build stronger Lotto retailers (WA)

The West Australian Government has launched a new $39 million program to support Lotterywest's retail network of almost 500 small businesses with a funding boost to ensure their long-term sustainability.

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