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

21 July 2021

Investing in the future of the racing industry (TAS)

Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has commented on improved training for apprentice jockeys and other racing industry career opportunities. Racing is a critical industry for Tasmania, generating more than $103 million a year in economic activity in the State, particularly benefiting rural...

21 July 2021

Investing in the future of the racing industry (TAS)

Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has commented on improved training for apprentice jockeys and other racing industry career opportunities. Racing is a critical industry for Tasmania, generating more than $103 million a year in economic activity in the State, particularly benefiting rural...

20 July 2021

Lotterywest records highest ever return to WA community

Lotterywest has announced a record-breaking year in 2020-21, with a return of $864.9 million to the Western Australian community in grants and lottery prizes. This includes $313.4 million that has gone to support the WA community through statutory and direct grants - the highest ever achieved.

14 July 2021

NSW Government invests in future of harness racing

The NSW government has announced $4.2 million for the construction of a new harness racing training centre in Bathurst and assistance to re-home former harness racing horses retiring from the sport.

12 July 2021

$3 million infrastructure upgrades for the racing industry (TAS)

The Tasmanian government is delivering infrastructure upgrades to meet the growing needs of today’s racing participants, as well as the next generation. They have announced further detail about the $3 million investment into one-off infrastructure upgrades.

08 July 2021

Future Gaming policy to generate more money for essential services (TAS)

The Tasmanian government has released proposed amendments to the Gaming Control Act 1993 for public consultation.  Proposed reforms include individual licences to operate EGMS in hotels and clubs, a reduction in the state-wide cap for EGMs of 150, and two new high roller non-resident casino licences...

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.

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