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

27 June 2022

New chair appointed to Racing and Wagering WA

Racing and Gaming Minister Tony Buti has welcomed Karen Farley SC as the new chair of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). Ms Farley has been appointed for a term of three years starting on August 1, 2022.

27 June 2022

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). 

23 June 2022

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.

22 June 2022

A new era of casino regulation (NSW)

The NSW government has announced it will establish a NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) as part of its response to the Bergin Inquiry.  The NICC will have enhanced and wide-ranging compliance and enforcement powers.

22 June 2022

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...

22 June 2022

New casino legislation to boost integrity, regulator powers and penalties (WA)

The Casino Legislation Amendment (Burswood Casino) Bill 2022 is to be introduced to the West Australian parliament today.  The legislation will give the casino regulator powers to address issues raised in the Perth Casino Royal Commission.


17 June 2022

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.

14 June 2022

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.

10 June 2022

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.

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