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

28 July 2020

Stop. Take a breath. Getting gambling help is a safe bet (QLD)

Queenslanders are being reminded during this year’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) that getting help is a safe bet if they, or someone they know, are impacted by problem gambling. RGAW week runs from Monday, 27 July to Sunday, 2 August.

15 July 2020

UK Gambling Commission opens consultation on high value 'VIP' customers (UK)

The Gambling Commission is seeking views on proposed changes to the rules operators must abide by when transacting with high value customers.

13 July 2020

GambleAware refreshes ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ for summer 2020 (UK)

GambleAware has launched two new initiatives to raise awareness of its Safer Gambling Campaign and the National Gambling Treatment Service.

06 July 2020

Gambling Harm - Time for Action (UK)

The House of Lords Select Committee published its report on the Social & Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry on 2 July, 2020. 

29 June 2020

Parliamentary report brands Gambling Commission as ‘toothless’ (UK)

The UK Gambling Commission has come in for extreme criticism from a group of MPs reporting on how gambling regulation is protecting vulnerable people. 

29 June 2020

Be part of the world’s first treatment app for gambling (NZ)

The National Institute for Health Innovation (NZ) are looking for participants to trial an app (Manaaki), to see if delivering problem gambling help using a mobile phone is effective.

29 June 2020

Summary of public feedback on online gambling review released (NZ)

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs released a summary of the submissions received during consultation on online gambling in New Zealand on 26 June 2020.

23 June 2020

Responsible Service of Gaming (RSG) refresher training being developed (VIC)

New responsible service of gaming (RSG) refresher training is currently being developed and will commence in 2020.

22 June 2020

Phase 4 puts WA's job recovery in best position in Australia (WA)

Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods has commended today’s announcement by the McGowan Government that Phase 4 restrictions will come into effect from Saturday 27 June, removing COVID-19 restrictions on WA’s hospitality venues.

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