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.
New casino regulator appointments (NSW)
The State’s Independent Casino Commission has appointed five Casino Commissioners to lead the organisation. Philip Crawford, the current Chairperson of the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA), has been selected as Chief Commissioner of the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC).
Maxgaming enters Tasmania to end gaming monopoly (TAS)
The Tasmanian Government has announced that Maxgaming Holdings Pty Ltd has been awarded the exclusive Tasmanian Monitoring Operator Licence to provide and operate an Electronic Monitoring System and services to monitor all EGMs in hotels and licensed clubs in Tasmania.
Gambling laws change in September 2022 (Vic)
Gaming venue operators, major licensees and community or charitable organisations may be impacted by the latest changes to Victoria’s gambling laws.
From 1 September 2022 changes under the Gambling and Liquor Legislation Amendment Act 2022 come into effect.
Casino regulation reformed (NSW)
Casino regulation in NSW has undergone a major overhaul after tough new laws passed the NSW Parliament. The Minister for Hospitality and Racing said the Casino Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 will ensure the State’s two casinos comply with stringent controls, supervised by an independent regulator....
New measures to strengthen NT's gambling regulations
Staff at venues where gambling services are available now have to complete a Responsible Service of Gambling course every three years. The free online course ensures staff are up to date with the latest harm minimisation strategies for problem gambling.
Cashless gaming trial to be conducted in New South Wales, Australia to combat money laundering
In NSW a cashless gaming trial will commence in August and will run for 12 weeks. The initiative was announced by Liquor & Gaming NSW in 2021, as an initiative to combat money laundering and reduce gambling harm.
NSW Inquiry into money laundering in pubs and clubs: Issues Paper 3
As part of an inquiry into money laundering via electronic gaming machines in licenced premises, the New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC) is calling for submissions in response to its third issues paper published today.
Racing to a better future (NSW)
The NSW government has announced approximately $260 million in additional funding over the next four years is being committed to the NSW racing industry as part of the 2022-23 State Budget.
Casinos to face $100 million fines for misconduct under new reforms (NSW)
The new NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) will have powers to fine operators up to $100 million and take disciplinary actions against individual board members and executives, under legislation to be introduced to Parliament next week.
Nation-leading reforms to hold casino to account (VIC)
The Victorian Government is introducing major reforms to tackle gambling related harm and address money laundering at Crown Melbourne, with legislation to implement a further twelve recommendations from the Royal Commission introduced to Parliament.