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

25 February 2021

Feedback sought for point of consumption tax review (NSW)

The NSW Government has called for public feedback to inform a Review into the Point of Consumption (PoC) tax.  A consultation paper is available to guide submissions on the key issues for the Review, which will be open for four weeks until 24 March 2021. 

22 February 2021

Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne (VIC)

The Victorian Government has announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne Ltd’s (Crown Melbourne) suitability to hold its Victorian casino licence, as well as the suitability of its associates, including Crown Resorts Ltd.

16 February 2021

EOI process now open for Next Generation Racing Committee (TAS)

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing, said young Tasmanian racing enthusiasts will have the opportunity to shape the future of the industry with the expression of interest process now open to become a member of the Next Generation Racing Committee (NGRC).

16 February 2021

Inspections focus on Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct in March (Vic)

VCGLR Inspectors will be visiting gaming venues during March, to ensure they comply with the Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct (the code). Ministerial Direction released in March 2020 listed the new requirements which came into effect on 1 September 2020.

16 February 2021

UK Gambling Commission appoints Lived Experience Advisory Panel to advance work in player safety

The Panel will be working with the UKGC to advise on a wide range of policy development initiatives, including providing input to work to inform the Gambling Act Review. It will also join the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling & the Digital Advisory Panel to advise the regulator.

15 February 2021

Community Benefit Fund Grants up for grabs (NT)

Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing, Natasha Fyles, said not-for-profit organisations across the Territory can access hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding, with applications for the Community Benefit Fund Grants now open.

12 February 2021

New campaign urging Tasmanians to Play it COVID safe at hospitality venues (TAS)

Mark Shelton, Liberal Member for Lyons, says Tasmanians are being urged to "Play it COVID safe" in Tasmania's hospitality venues through a new campaign launched by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association today

09 February 2021

The UK Gambling Commission announces package of changes to online games

The UKGC has announced a package of measures to online games – including the introduction of limits on spin speeds, and a ban on features that speed up play.

03 February 2021

Gambling in Victoria

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has updated their Gambling in Victoria web pages including statistics, information & analysis on gambling in the state.

01 February 2021

New research looks at youth gambling (NSW)

A study commissioned by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has found almost 30 per cent of young people surveyed had gambled in the past year. The NSW Youth Gambling Study 2020 investigated the gambling attitudes and behaviours of young people aged 12-17.

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