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.
Compliance blitz finds 99% of pubs and clubs inspected in NSW free of outdoor gambling signage
First Major Step in Preventing Gambling Harm
Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne today introduced the Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 to Parliament, which will enforce mandatory closure periods for all gaming machine areas in venues except the casino between 4am and 10am every day.
Tab Convicted and Fined For Offering Gambling Inducement (NSW)
New mandatory minimum classifications for gambling-like games content
$100 million funding injection to reduce gambling harm (NSW)
A $100 million funding injection to reduce gambling harm across NSW has been delivered in the recent NSW budget. The NSW Government will redirect the $100 million fine imposed on Star Casino by the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) over five years to fund harm minimisation initiatives
Tabcorp and eight venues charged for allegedly allowing a minor to gamble (VIC)
Tower Hotel operator charged for failing to have YourPlay available (VIC)
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has charged Rumotel Pty Ltd, the operator of the Tower Hotel in Hawthorn East for breaches of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.
Legislation to ban credit cards for online gambling
Legislation to be introduced in Federal Parliament today, the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Credit and Other Measures) Bill 2023, will seek to ban the use of credit cards and credit related products, as well as digital currencies, used for online wagering.
Lotterywest marks 90 years of supporting WA
On Lotterywest's 90-year anniversary it has been announced that the lottery has distributed a collective $17.3 billion in prizes and grants to the Western Australian community since its first draw in 1933.
VGCCC charges BlueBet with alleged unlawful gambling advertising
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has charged wagering service provider BlueBet Pty Ltd for allegedly unlawfully displaying three gambling advertisements on billboards over a fortnight in late 2022.