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

03 July 2019

New 'Betting and Gaming Council' to launch this autumn (UK)

A new industry trade body - the Betting and Gaming Council - will launch this autumn. It replaces the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB).

01 July 2019

Tackling gambling harm to improve mental health and equity (NZ)

On the 28 June 2019, the New Zealand government announced its updated national strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm. The strategy aligns with the mental health and addiction initiatives in Budget 2019.

28 June 2019

Raising Standards for Consumers: Enforcement Report 2017-2018 (UK)

This is the first time the UK Gambling Commission has published a review of their enforcement work. The aim of publishing it is to review the past year and bring together lessons and guidance. It is intended to help ensure compliance and raise standards. 

27 June 2019

Technology at centre of responsible gambling grants (NSW)

A website to allow problem gamblers to self exclude from multiple venues, plus new online courses on responsible gambling are some of the innovative projects supported by $1.3 million funding from the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling. 

24 June 2019

Not-for-profit organisations statewide benefit from $1.2M (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Almost $1.2 million in grants will be invested in Queensland communities to celebrate the 25th year of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath said the GCBF's silver anniversary provided a wonderful opportunity to award...

17 June 2019

New package of initiatives to provide for Lotterywest retailers (WA)

WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced that retailer commissions on Lotterywest sales will increase by 10.8% from December 2019. The increase is part of a package to boost sales of Lotterywest products.

12 June 2019

Community members to share experiences of harm from online gambling to help others (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has launched its Lived Experience Project to help the community better understand harms linked to online gambling by hearing from people with first-hand experience.  The project, funded by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling, is seeking people...

10 June 2019

Corporate bookies ˜wrong' on betting operations tax impact, concludes independent report (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Claims made by corporate bookies and others that a significant reduction in the betting operations tax (BOT) rate would lead to an overall increase in wagering revenues to Government have been dismissed as wrong by an independent report.

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