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

18 March 2020

More Restrictions Put In Place In The Fight Against COVID-19 (VIC)

Indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned under changes made to the State of Emergency by the Victorian Government and restrictions will be placed on aged care facilities in Victoria, following agreement by the National Cabinet.

18 March 2020

Hotel Sector Restrictions: AHA (NAT)

The AHA will work with Federal & State Governments following the imposition of a 100 person limit on all venues. AHA CEO Stephen Ferguson said the new restrictions will have a huge social impact. The Association was seeking clarification on the exact details as to how the change will work.

02 March 2020

New Ministerial Direction regarding Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct (VIC)

Venue operators have six months to amend their Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct (RGCC) to comply with a new Ministerial Direction.  The new Ministerial Direction outlines changes to the content that must be included in RGCC implemented by venue operators. It comes into effect on 1 March 2020.

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28 February 2020

UK National Audit Office has released a report into gambling regulation (UK)

The UK NAO has released a report,  "Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people". The report examines the extent to which gambling regulation effectively and proportionately protects people from gambling-related harms. 

19 February 2020

Lloyds enhances gambling safety with Gamban (UK)

Lloyds Banking Group has announced a partnership with Gamban to provide customers of its banks with access to the gambling blocking program.

10 February 2020

The National Gambling Treatment Service launches a campaign to increase awareness of gambling treatment (UK)

GambleAware has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the treatment available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. The campaign will run on digital media, radio, pubs, motorway service stations, in GP surgeries and health publications throughout February and March 2020.

10 February 2020

Tasmania's Point of Consumption Tax investment in industry (TAS)

The Tasmanian Government announced on the 9th February 2020 that 80% of the POCT revenue will be invested directly back into the industry, across all three racing codes including prize money, will be welcome news to Tasmania’s racing industry.

04 February 2020

ICE World Regulatory Briefing - Changing mindsets (UK)

Neil McArthur, CEO of the Gambling Commission (UK), gave a speech at the ICE London conference this month. He spoke about why gambling needs to be made safer, opportunities and risks and how changing the mindset can help make gambling safer.

03 February 2020

New Leadership For Responsible Gambling Foundation (VIC)

The Andrews Government has announced the appointment of Tass Mousaferiadis as the new chair of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation board. 

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