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

18 March 2022

Cutting the number of pokies with new surrender incentive

The ACT Government will invest $1.74 million into a new surrender incentive, to cut the number of gaming machine authorisations by up to 116. Where the venue becomes ‘pokie-free’, the incentive payment is increased to $20,000 per authorisation.

17 March 2022

GRNSW announces $100,000 fund for flood-affected participants

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has announced $100,000 to establish a Floods Relief Fund for its participants in affected regions across the State.

The funding is in addition to financial assistance currently being provided to participants hardest hit by floodwaters in regions such as Lismore and...

15 March 2022

More Victorians choosing to talk to someone who gets it

The VRGF campaign adopted last year is resonating with Victorians who want to to change their gambling behaviour. The ‘Talk to someone who gets it’ campaign generated 1,149 calls – a 64% increase on normal call levels and the highest number of monthly calls to the helpline for many years.

11 March 2022

Vic clubs renew vow to rid AFL of sports betting sponsorship

Victoria’s 10 AFL clubs and AFL Victoria have renewed their Love the Game (LTG) partnerships through to October 2024, by which time all will have been free of sports betting sponsorships for at least five years.

11 March 2022

Annette Kimmitt appointed new VGCCC CEO

Annette Kimmitt AM has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC).

Ms Kimmitt will commence as CEO on 21 March 2022.

04 March 2022

Perth Casino Royal Commission final report to be handed down

The Perth Casino Royal Commission is expected to deliver its final report to the Governor and Premier of Western Australia today, 4 March 2022.

The Government will respond to the report's findings and recommendations, and table the report in Parliament in due course.

24 February 2022

Tabcorp and Lottoland awarded Victoria's Keno licences

The Victorian government has announced that Keno licences have been granted to Tabcorp and Lottoland after a competitive tender process.

The two licensees will be authorised to conduct and distribute the game of Keno in eligible hotels, clubs, wagering outlets and, for the first time, online.

21 February 2022

Super size grants to help community organisations (QLD)

The new Gambling Community Benefit (GCBF) annual ‘super round’ is now open for not-for-profit and community groups to apply for funding. This ‘super round’ is providing grants of up to $100,000 to go towards projects that benefit local communities across the State.

21 February 2022

Supporting community clubs away from gambling revenue (NT)

Six community clubs have received funding as part of the ACT Government's Diversification and Sustainability Support Fund, which helps Canberra's clubs diversify their business models away from gambling-based revenue. A total of $943,000 has been allocated six clubs in the ACT.

11 February 2022

New Lotterywest and Healthway CEO commences (WA)

Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson have welcomed the appointment of Ralph Addis as Chief Executive Officer of Lotterywest and Healthway.

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