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.

31 July 2023

Sweeping reforms to minimise harm from gaming machines (VIC)

On 16 July 2023 the Victorian Government announced reforms to reduce gambling harm at venues with EGMs. The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has welcomed this announcement to strengthen and expand measures to reduce gambling-related harm.

26 July 2023

Turning up the heat on gambling harm prevention (QLD)

Comments on Gambling Harm Awareness Week (24 to 30 July 2023), partnering with Queensland Cricket to raise awareness of the risks of sports betting and Brisbane Heat cricket players promoting how sport can be enjoyed without the need to bet.

18 July 2023

Lotterywest supports WA with record-breaking community returns

Lotterywest has returned $1.05 billion in grants and lottery prizes to Western Australians. Direct grants totalling $130.5 million to support not-for-profits and local governments and 428 not-for-profit groups and local governments benefited through grants.

17 July 2023

What could your community group do with $35,000? (QLD)

The next round of funding for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) runs from 17 July to 31 August 2023. Not-for-profits and community groups in Queensland can again apply for grants of up to $35,000. For more information on how to apply for a GCBF grant, click here on Monday from 10am.

16 July 2023

Landmark reforms to reduce gambling related harm (VIC)

The Victorian Government has announced a series of reforms - including carded play, mandatory pre-commitment and a reduction to EGM load limits - for venues across the state.  Also announced have been venue closures between the hours of 04:00 and 10:00 am.

13 July 2023

NSW Government announces independent panel to oversee gaming reform roadmap

The NSW Government today announced the establishment of an independent panel into gaming reform. The panel will oversee the cashless gaming trial and recommend an implementation roadmap for gaming reforms in NSW.

12 July 2023

Crown ordered to pay $450 million penalty for its breaches of the AML/CTF Act

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Crown Melbourne and Perth (Crown) to pay a $450 million penalty for its breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).

10 July 2023

BetStop to be introduced in August

BetStop, the National Self-Exclusion Register for online wagering, will be launched on 21 August 2023. Australians will be able to register with BetStop to voluntarily self-exclude from all Australian licensed interactive wagering service providers from a minimum of 3 months, to a lifetime.

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