This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
New chair appointed to Racing and Wagering WA
Help for hospitality extended (NSW)
The NSW Government is providing extra support to the hospitality industry by extending free refresher courses into next year, in a bid to address staff shortages. This includes the Responsible Conduct of Gambling certificate (RCG).
Government invests to minimise gambling harm (NZ)
The New Zealand government has invested $76 million into a new Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm. The strategy will be funded by a problem gambling levy paid by non-casino gaming machine operators, casinos, the TAB NZ and New Zealand Lotteries Commission.
Significant milestone for Australia’s first national gambling self-exclusion register
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has engaged Engine to develop and operate the National Self-Exclusion Register, which will allow people to self-exclude from all licensed interactive wagering service providers in a single process.
A new era of casino regulation (NSW)
Crown Casino given conditional approval to operate gaming (NSW)
The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has given Crown Sydney casino conditional approval to open its gaming operations. Under the Authority’s supervision, Crown has rebuilt its gaming model from the ground up, which has meant deep structural change around governance, anti-money laundering...
New casino legislation to boost integrity, regulator powers and penalties (WA)
ACMA moves to block major illegal gambling website
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has moved to block a major illegal gambling website. Payments to the site are estimated to run into tens of millions of dollars with around 30,000 Australian visitors to the site each month.
Minimise harm with GambleAware (NSW)
Harm minimisation is the focus of an advertising campaign to highlight the potential impacts of risky gambling behaviour on jobs, relationships and children. The TV & radio campaign will also promote the NSW's GambleAware one-stop shop for information, education, support & treatment.
Blackstone granted WA approval to proceed with acquisition of Crown Resorts
The Western Australian Gaming and Wagering Commission, and the Racing and Gaming Minister Tony Buti, have granted the Blackstone Group probity approval to proceed with the acquisition of Crown Resorts in accordance with the Burswood State Agreement and Casino Control Act respectively.