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.

28 June 2023

Report released: You win some, you lose more

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has today tabled the report of its inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm.  The report provides 31 recommendations that apply a public health lens to online gambling.

26 June 2023

Extension granted for independent investigation into racing allegations (TAS)

An eight week extension has been granted by the Government for the final report by the independent investigator into the State’s harness racing industry.

23 June 2023

Credit Card cash out not welcome at Gaming Venues across NSW

Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) is reminding all venues across NSW to comply with fundamental gaming harm-minimisation requirements.  Under the Gaming Machines Act 2001, hotels or clubs with gaming machines are not allowed to have ATMs with credit access in any part of the venue. 

23 June 2023

Gaming machine reforms in NSW

The NSW Government has committed to gaming machine reforms, including lowering the state's cap on the number of EGMs available to operate by more than 3,000 and decreasing the cash input limit for all new machines to $500 from the 1 July 2023.



22 June 2023

VGCCC puts gambling operators on notice to minimise gambling harm

The VGCCC has issued a statement on 22 June 2023 which is believed to be a world-first among gambling regulators. It declares that gambling 'harm is preventable', and minimising harm will 'guide all our regulatory decisions, actions and expectations'.

20 June 2023

Proposed legislation to increase casino duties to follow winter recess (NSW)

NSW Treasurer, Daniel Mookhey has announced that discussion of an increase in casino tax rates with effect from 1 July 2023 (inherited by the current Government as a legacy policy upon election in March) will continue following the forthcoming Parliamentary winter recess.

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