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

04 September 2021

Pub Staff back Vaccinations (NSW)

Hotel staff across NSW have overwhelmingly backed the Premier's calls for double vaccination.  AHA NSW CEO John Whelan said it was obvious a clear majority of hotel staff want to work in a vaccinated environment - and want to get back to work.

03 September 2021

NSW Government announces ILGA board appointment

The NSW Government has appointed a new member to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) Board, which makes decisions on higher risk licensing proposals and disciplinary matters involving hotels, clubs, bottle shops and the casino.

23 August 2021

NSW Government response to Bergin Inquiry

The NSW Government has agreed to support all 19 recommendations from the Bergin Inquiry Report on the regulation of casinos in NSW and the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold a restricted gaming facility licence.

23 August 2021

New First Nations Gambling Harm Program (VIC)

The program will receive $250,000 over 15 months to help young Wadawurrung people pursue self determination through social, emotional and health & wellbeing measures, with a key focus on minimising gambling harm. Strong Brother Strong Sister is 100% Aboriginal youth-led & operated. 

11 August 2021

Committee explores regulation of credit cards and digital wallets for online gambling

An inquiry to investigate use of credit cards & digital wallets to fund online gambling will be held on Friday 13 August 2021 examining current online gambling behaviours & whether the use of credit cards & digital wallets is emerging as an area that needs possible regulatory or other intervention.

09 August 2021

VCGLR release expenditure figures for Victoria in 2020-21

The VCGLR has released figures on EGM expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.

Figures are available by LGA as well as by venue.

04 August 2021

ACMA steps up fight against illegal online gambling

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has stepped up its efforts to combat illegal online gambling by blocking websites that promote and drive traffic toward online casino type services.  

04 August 2021

Perth Casino Royal Commission Interim Report available on PCRC website

The Perth Casino Royal Commission's Interim Report on the Regulatory Framework has today been tabled in the Parliament of Western Australia.

A copy of the report is available on the Commission website under Publications, Practice Directions and Rulings.

03 August 2021

New regulator to strengthen casino oversight (VIC)

The Victorian Government has announced that the regulation of gambling in Victoria will be overhauled with the establishment of a new gambling regulator, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC), featuring a dedicated casino regulation division.

02 August 2021

Rival teams unite in campaign against sports betting ads (VIC)

Major sporting clubs and local sporting leaders have united in response to community concern about the effect of prolific sports betting advertising on young people in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new Love the Game campaign.

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