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

23 November 2021

Inaugural Chair For New Gambling And Casino Regulator (VIC)

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Fran Thorn as the inaugural chair of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC).

Ms. Thorn will help establish the new regulator and its role with her appointment for three years from 1 January 2022.

23 November 2021

Roundtable aims to improve women’s safety in licensed venues (QLD)

A focus has been put on women’s safety at Queensland’s licenced venues with stakeholders from the liquor and entertainment industry, community groups and government coming together at a roundtable in Brisbane.

17 November 2021

ACMA moves to block illegal online lottery services

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will today request Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block illegal offshore lottery websites We Love Lotto and Red Fox Lotto.  Investigations found they offer tickets in overseas lotteries & are not licensed in Australia.

10 November 2021

Terms of reference for racing review released (TAS)

Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has announced a review of the a review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 (Tas).  Mr Dale Monteith has been appointed as an independent expert to undertake the review.

10 November 2021

Sportsbet fined for illegal gambling ads (NSW)

Australia's largest online wagering company Sportsbet has been convicted of gambling advertising breaches following investigations by Liquor & Gaming NSW.

08 November 2021

RGAW: Know the signs (WA)

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is to be held from 8th - 14th November. The State Government is urging Western Australians to recognise the warning signs before gambling becomes a problem. 

RGAW promotes responsible gambling and highlights support services available.

26 October 2021

Royal Commission: Sweeping reforms recommended for Crown in Victoria

The Victorian Government is taking immediate action to introduce tough new measures and strict oversight of Melbourne’s casino operator. In response to the final report of the Royal Commission, the Government has introduced legislation to ensure Victoria’s casino operates to the highest standards.

26 October 2021

Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence: Final Report

The Royal Commission recommends that Crown be permitted to continue operating under the oversight and direction of a Special Manager for two years. The Royal Commission makes 33 recommendations. 

Access the overview and recommendations here.

Access the full report here.

25 October 2021

Crown Royal Commission final report to be tabled

The final report of the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence will be tabled in the Victorian Parliament tomorrow. The Government will not be making any further comment regarding the Royal Commission until the report is tabled.

20 October 2021

Gambling harm in three distinct communities (VIC)

Three new research reports have been released by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation exploring gambling harm in three distinct communities. 

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