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

11 August 2021

Committee explores regulation of credit cards and digital wallets for online gambling

An inquiry to investigate use of credit cards & digital wallets to fund online gambling will be held on Friday 13 August 2021 examining current online gambling behaviours & whether the use of credit cards & digital wallets is emerging as an area that needs possible regulatory or other intervention.

09 August 2021

VCGLR release expenditure figures for Victoria in 2020-21

The VCGLR has released figures on EGM expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.

Figures are available by LGA as well as by venue.

04 August 2021

ACMA steps up fight against illegal online gambling

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has stepped up its efforts to combat illegal online gambling by blocking websites that promote and drive traffic toward online casino type services.  

04 August 2021

Perth Casino Royal Commission Interim Report available on PCRC website

The Perth Casino Royal Commission's Interim Report on the Regulatory Framework has today been tabled in the Parliament of Western Australia.

A copy of the report is available on the Commission website under Publications, Practice Directions and Rulings.

03 August 2021

New regulator to strengthen casino oversight (VIC)

The Victorian Government has announced that the regulation of gambling in Victoria will be overhauled with the establishment of a new gambling regulator, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC), featuring a dedicated casino regulation division.

02 August 2021

Rival teams unite in campaign against sports betting ads (VIC)

Major sporting clubs and local sporting leaders have united in response to community concern about the effect of prolific sports betting advertising on young people in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new Love the Game campaign.

29 July 2021

Investment Plan to grow Queensland racing

Racing Queensland’s Investment Growth Plan outlines the investment of $28.9 million in funding over the next two years, made possible through the Palaszczuk Government’s Budget commitment of an anticipated $41.3 million to Queensland racing through the Point of Consumption Tax (POCT).

28 July 2021

Additional financial support for impacted hospitality businesses welcomed (FED)

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) has welcomed the announcement of additional support for New South Wales and Victoria in response to their lockdowns and trading restrictions.  AHA CEO Stephen Ferguson commended the Federal and State Governments for providing critical relief to more businesses...

27 July 2021

Perth Casino Royal Commission timeline extended to March 2022

The timeline for the delivery of the Perth Casino Royal Commission's final report has been extended to March 4, 2022 following a request from Commissioners for more time to carry out their investigations.

27 July 2021

New Plan to Tackle Gambling Harm in Queensland

A four-year plan to prevent and minimise gambling harm to Queenslanders, families, and local communities has been released by the Palaszczuk Government during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2021.

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