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.
Star Entertainment pleads guilty (QLD)
Star Entertainment, operators of Brisbane’s Treasury Casino and the Star Gold Coast, has pleaded guilty to seven charges under the Casino Control Act 1982. The offences occurred between 2 June 2017 and 29 December 2018, and between 23 March 2022 and 2 April 2022.
WA Government responds to Perth Casino Royal Commission
The Western Australian Government has released its response to the Perth Casino Royal Commission. It supports 49 of the 59 recommendations, with a further eight supported in principle and one supported in part.
New approaches to gambling harm minimisation
The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold public hearings on Tuesday, 28 February and Wednesday, 1 March 2023 as part of its inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm. The hearings are live streamed on the APH website
New independent Chair of Gaming and Wagering Commission (WA)
The State Government has announced Dr. Michael Schaper as the new independent Chair of the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC) — an appointment in response to the Perth Casino Royal Commission (PCRC)
Impeccable timing: Norths Collective takes up global benchmark guarding against gambling harm and financial crime
Senet Assure, the compliance accreditation program has been developed by Australia’s leading specialist gambling law, regulatory, and compliance advisory, Senet, and set to launch with the assessment of its first candidate a NSW registered club group.
The way linked jackpots are managed at gaming venues will change on 10 March 2023 (VIC)
The way linked jackpots are managed is changing for Victorian venues. For more information click here The changes are the result of amendments to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003. The VGCCC are amending the relevant sections in Accounting and Auditing Venue Requirements (AAVR) and other resources....
Gambling advertising and promotion of online gambling under scrutiny (FED)
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will examine the effectiveness of current restrictions on gambling advertising and the promotion of online gambling at a public hearing on Friday, 10 February 2023, as part of its ongoing inquiry.
ACMA blocks illegal offshore gambling websites
The ACMA has moved to block 6 more illegal offshore gambling websites. More information about online gambling is available on the ACMA’s website, including information on how to protect yourself from illegal gambling operators and instructions on how to make a complaint about an illegal site.
SkyCity Independent Review (SA)
Liquor and Gambling Commissioner Dini Soulio confirmed he has received preliminary materials from retired Supreme Court Judge the Hon Brian Martin AO KC in the independent investigation into the suitability of SkyCity Adelaide and SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited to operate the Adelaide Casino....
NSW Government Gaming Reform Proposals
On 6 February 2023, the NSW Government released its response to the ‘NSW Crime Commission and Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority NSW Project Islington'', as well as the ‘Reforming Gaming in NSW Pubs and Clubs, February 2023’ document.
Click here to access the Media Release.