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.

19 October 2022

Landmark hotels and clubs agreement to combat problem gambling

The AHA NSW and ClubsNSW are advanced in the development of facial recognition technology to help problem gamblers.  Dozens of clubs are already operating FRT systems and trials have been successfully completed in a number of NSW hotels.

17 October 2022

Star casino licence suspended (NSW)

In response to the revelations of the Bell Report, the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) has decided to suspend The Star’s licence, fine the casino giant $100 million, and appoint a manager. The suspension comes into effect Friday 21 October.

17 October 2022

Gambling Help WA a safe bet for thousands seeking support

For Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2022 Western Australians are being encouraged to recognise the warning signs of gambling-related harm and seek help. The new campaign "What are you gambling with?" targets online and in-person gambling with social media posts, radio adverts and online commercials.

17 October 2022

Tough new laws for Queensland casinos

The Palaszczuk Government has introduced tougher laws and stricter oversight of casino operators. Attorney-General & Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said the strong reforms contained in the Casino Control and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 will ensure casinos are operating lawfully.

17 October 2022

GambleAware Week - a time to think of the costs (NSW)

GambleAware Week 2022 runs from 17 to 23 October. It raises awareness of the potential pitfalls of gambling and helps connect people at risk with support services. The NSW Government is encouraging people across the state to think about how gambling might be affecting them, or family and friends.

12 October 2022

Independent Monitor appointed to oversee casino remediation (WA)

The Western Australian Government has announced the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel as Independent Monitor to oversee remediation at Perth's casino following the Royal Commission Final Report handed down earlier this year.

11 October 2022

Bookmakers, gaming venues and patrons on notice this spring racing season (VIC)

Gambling inspectors will be trackside and in gaming venues across Victoria to target high-harm breaches during the Spring Racing Carnival. Inspectors will have zero tolerance if deliberate breaches are found and the VGCCC will take the appropriate regulatory and disciplinary action.

06 October 2022

Government responds to The Star review (QLD)

The Queensland Government has released the final report following the review of the Queensland operations of The Star Entertainment Group, along with its response.

The Queensland Government has announced it supports in principle all 12 recommendations of this review. 

30 September 2022

External Review of the Queensland Operations of The Star Entertainment Group: Final Report

Queensland Attorney-General, Shannon Fentiman, has announced the final report from the external review of the Queensland operations of The Star Entertainment Group from the Honourable Robert Gotterson has been submitted.

The Queensland Cabinet will now consider the report.

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