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.
Gambling returns to pre-pandemic levels
Government warns industry about going quiet on gambling harm messaging in TV ads
The NSW Government is calling on wagering operators to ensure responsible gambling messages are communicated effectively in advertising. The requirement is part of the National Consumer Protection Framework (NCPF) for Online Wagering in Australia.
NT Government lowers the cap on gaming machines
The Territory Labor Government has lowered the cap on gaming machines in community venues across the NT which now stands at 1,659, down from 1,699. This brings an end to a nine-month moratorium on new gaming machines in Alice Springs, announced last September.
Unclaimed gambling winnings to fund worthy community projects (WA)
Western Australian community projects will benefit from sharing in approximately $600,000 in unclaimed gambling winnings via the Gaming Community Trusts grants program.
The program is open to eligible not-for-profit or charitable projects run by individuals or organisations.
AUSTRAC and Crown agree to proposed $450 million penalty
Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth (together Crown) and AUSTRAC have filed joint submissions with the Federal Court of Australia, proposing a $450 million penalty over Crown’s breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).
The Number That Changed My Life campaign set to relaunch in June (NSW)
The Number that Changed my Life campaign is set to relaunch in June. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with gambling in CALD communities and drive help-seeking in these communities by directing them to the NSW GambleAware information and services.
Direction issued to SkyCity Casino
Gambling-related signage to go in NSW by September 2023
The NSW Government is moving to ban external gambling related signage (e.g. VIP Lounge) from pubs and clubs across the state by 1 September 2023.
For more information on how this prohibition will be implemented and important dates, please refer to the position paper.
Gamers, parents, and industry encouraged to have their say on gambling in computer games
The Federal Government has invited the community to have their say on the classification of computer games that feature gambling-like content, with a consultation opening today on updates to the classification guidelines.
Supporting RSLs to Surrender Gaming Machines (VIC)
Victorian clubs and RSLs will be able to give back gaming machine entitlements they no longer use, and have their remaining debts forgiven, under a new surrender scheme announced by the Government.