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

21 September 2020

Data shows the impact of Covid-19 lockdown-easing on online gambling behaviour in July 2020 (UK)

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that July saw a slight month-on-month decline in the amount spent by customers on online gambling (including online slots). The data reflects March, April, May, June and July and covers both online and in person gambling. 

14 September 2020

Service NSW check-in solution goes live Statewide (NSW)

Checking in at venues across the State is about to get easier and safer for customers and businesses, thanks to the NSW Government’s check-in solution going live Statewide, following a successful trial.

14 September 2020

New board members bring diverse expertise (VIC)

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Chair Tass Mousaferiadis today welcomed the Victorian Government's appointment of Alison Roberts and Lee Crockford to the Foundation's board.

10 August 2020

Samaritans Gambling Help releases self-help tool after rise in online gambling during COVID lockdown (NSW)

A Cessnock-based gambling help service has developed a self-help tool that can be used at home after seeing a shift towards online gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

28 July 2020

Stop. Take a breath. Getting gambling help is a safe bet (QLD)

Queenslanders are being reminded during this year’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) that getting help is a safe bet if they, or someone they know, are impacted by problem gambling. RGAW week runs from Monday, 27 July to Sunday, 2 August.

22 July 2020

RWA: Credit data not telling the whole truth on consumer gambling spend (NAT)

Reports of gambling spending surges based on consumer credit data don’t tell the full picture. Responsible Wagering Australia is urging caution in interpreting headline figures in a media statement released 21 July 2020.

22 July 2020

GambleAware: keeping people safe from gambling harms (UK)

GambleAware's latest quarterly Briefing Note highlights the work the charity is undertaking in partnership with a wide range of organisations, to help keep people safe from gambling harms.

21 July 2020

GambleAware has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service (UK)

GambleAware has launched a campaign called ‘Start to regain control’. It focuses on the all-consuming nature of gambling with the inclusion of the line “When you’re there, but not there”.

15 July 2020

UK Gambling Commission opens consultation on high value 'VIP' customers (UK)

The Gambling Commission is seeking views on proposed changes to the rules operators must abide by when transacting with high value customers.

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