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

07 July 2021

Participants sought: Study of gambling during COVID-19

Researchers from Deakin University are undertaking a study of gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic. They want to hear from people who have been affected by someone else’s gambling, either positively or negatively, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

07 July 2021

Study shows voluntary betting controls are a bad gamble (FED)

Voluntary gambling harm-reduction tools generally don't work as people don't use them, a new study finds. Though mandating that people set deposit limits - or opt-out of setting them - is a promising mechanism to curb problem gambling.

07 July 2021

Hotels to assist in promoting vaccinations to staff and patrons (FED)

The Australian Hotels Association was amongst key business and industry groups represented at the COVID National Business Partnership meeting in Canberra.   AHA National CEO Stephen Ferguson said the AHA would assist in communicating the benefits of vaccination directly with staff and customers. ...

05 July 2021

Significant milestone for Australia’s first national gambling self-exclusion register

ACMA has engaged Engine to develop and operate the National Self-Exclusion Register. This will allow people to self-exclude from all licensed interactive wagering service providers in a single process. People will be able to exclude from 3 months to permanently.

05 July 2021

Funding to help community clubs shift to safe, sustainable revenue sources (ACT)

Applications for grants of up to $250,000 have opened to help Canberra’s club industry shift their reliance on gambling-based revenue to more long-term sustainable solutions. This is the 2nd round of funding announced by the ACT Government under the Diversification and Sustainability Support Fund.

05 July 2021

Gambling on the decline in Tasmania

Gambling in Tasmania has continued to decline according to the latest Social and Economic Impact Study (SEIS) which was released on July 1. It found that the prevalence of gambling in the State has continued to decline from 71.7% in 2008, down to 58.5% in 2017 and was sitting at 47% in 2020.

21 June 2021

Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants open Monday 5 July 2021

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of community infrastructure.  For more information please visit the Office of Responsible Gambling website.


21 June 2021

Gambling Help NSW is changing to GambleAware from 1 July 2021

The transformation into GambleAware is more than a rebrand of services funded by the Office of Responsible Gambling.  It is a redesign of how gambling information, education, support and treatment are delivered. It will provide more information & will provide access to a greater range of support.

20 June 2021

NSW government invests in greyhound racing future

The NSW Government has taken steps to secure the long term future of greyhound racing in NSW, announcing $25 million in additional infrastructure funding and a new funding model that will see the regulator fully-funded by the NSW Government. 

17 June 2021

Off and racing at regional racetracks (NSW)

The NSW Government will invest a record $67 million in regional racetracks in the 2021-22 NSW Budget, to deliver better facilities for punters and racegoers.

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