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NSW RGF Seeking Innovative Ideas to Target Gambling Harms

NSW Minister for Racing Paul Toole has launched a major new initiative targeting gambling harm in communities across NSW.

The new Responsible Gambling Fund Grants Program will support a wide range of projects focusing on technology, research and evaluation, new treatment concepts, and community awareness initiatives.  

The program is seeking applications from a wide range of groups and individuals such as community groups, technology companies, gambling help services, sporting organisations, health providers, university research centres and students.  

Young Aboriginal People's Gambling Awareness Program

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has announced a new program,  designed in collaboration with Aboriginal Gambler’s Help services, to help young Aboriginal people gain a balanced, realistic understanding of gambling and its associated risks. 

The Love the Game – Young Aboriginal People’s Awareness Program comprises a range of interactive workshops that can be delivered to young groups in settings such as youth groups, sporting clubs and schools. 

To find out more see further details on the website of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Scams Awareness Week 2018

Scams Awareness Week, which runs from 21–25 May 2018, urges Australians to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ‘Stop and check: is this for real?’

Scams Awareness Week is an initiative of the Scams Awareness Network, a group of Australian and New Zealand government agencies with responsibility for consumer protection and policing in scams, cyber safety and fraud.

For more tips and information about  scams, where to get help or to report a scam, visit the Scamwatch website

National Association of Gambling Studies - 28th Annual Conference Call for Papers

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) is now welcoming submissions for the 28th Annual NAGS Conference to be held at the Sofitel Hotels & Resorts Brisbane Central from the 21-23rd of November.

The theme of this year’s conference relates to ‘New perspectives and practice: Insights from gamblers, treatment-providers, government, industry, community services, and academia.’

For more information please see the NAGS website at: https://www.nags.org.au

Time for ‘the talk’ with your kids… the gambling talk

Parents are encouraged to have a conversation with their teenage children about the risks and potential harms of gambling under the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s latest marketing campaign, The Talk, now running on TV, radio and online.

The Foundation's CEO Louise Glanville has said that ‘The Talk is about raising awareness in the community of how the experience of sport is changing with gambling exposure and providing parents and others access to information to help them talk to kids about gambling risks and how to avoid gambling harm.’

Foundation awards $200,000 for prevention to Victoria's culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Acting Victorian Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Martin Pakula has announced that the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has awarded 12 community organisations a total of $200,000 to develop new programs across the state.

CALD groups will benefit from the funding include newly arrived migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from Arabic, Middle Eastern and African nations, and more established communities from Greece, Serbia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

New Trustees appointed to strengthen the Responsible Gambling Fund (NSW) and a new Office of Responsible Gambling Website

The Hon. Paul Toole MP, has announced a strengthened Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF) in New South Wales, with seven new highly qualified Trustees appointed to the Trust. The RGF plays a key role in helping Government develop evidence-based and innovative approaches to prevent and reduce gambling harms.
 
The new Trustees represent fields including public health, law, government, academia, business and social research. 

Season's Greetings

The AGC wishes all our Members and Website Users the very best for the Festive Season and a happy and healthy 2018.

Women in Gaming Australasia

Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) is dedicated to empowering women working in, or looking to work in, the thriving and fast-paced Gaming industry.

Launched in May 2017, WGA supports the development and success of women in the industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities.

Become part of a community of women and men in the industry working together to ensure everyone can reach their true potential.

Find out more about WGA here

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week - Victoria and NSW 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will take place between 23 and 29 October in both Victoria and New South Wales.

RGAW is a time to reflect on what healthy gambling behaviours are and encourage everyone to consider their gambling - to keep it well played and to keep limits in mind.

Throughout the week information and events will be held in both states:

You can find out more about Victorian events - including handy tips and information - here

If you're in NSW please read more  here 

Do you bet on sports or play daily fantasy sports? If so, the University of Sydney would like to invite you to participate in a survey

The University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic has received funding from the National Association for Gambling Studies to conduct research on fantasy sports involvement in Australia.  

They are inviting Australians who regularly bet on sports or play daily fantasy sports (DFS) to complete a brief online survey.  In return for completing the survey, participants receive one entry into a prize draw for a PlayStation 4 bundle pack, GoPro Hero Black 5, or $500 Ticketek voucher. 

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (Queensland) 24-30 July 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will be held in Queensland this year from 24-30 July.

The theme of the 2017 week, "Is your gambling getting out of hand" highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem for them.

To find out more about RGAW activities and events happening in Queensland over the course of the week contact your local Queensland Gambling Help service.

You can also read all of the Queensland RGAW tips for responsible gambling below.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week - South Australia 22-28 May 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW)  in South Australia runs from 22-28 May 2017.  

This year's theme is 'family and friends of people impacted by gambling'.

To raise awareness of services to help people affected by problem gambling, and their friends and families, the State Government has funded a number of community events during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

For more information on RGAW events throughout South Australia this week click here

Ministers agree to tackle major online gambling reform

The Federal Government has reached in-principle agreement with State and Territory Ministers to introduce broad reforms to provide stronger consumer protections in online gambling.  

At a meeting held 28th April 2017, Ministers detailed key principles underpinning eleven measures to better protect Australians gambling online.

Several measures could be implemented by the end of this year.

A media release with more detail regarding the reforms is available here

YourPlay Day - Victoria

YourPlay Day is being held on Thursday 27 April at gaming venues across Victoria.

YourPlay is a free personal gaming card that gives players the power to track their play at any gaming machine in Victoria.

Players can use YourPlay to:

  • track the amount of money and time they spend on gaming machines
  • set their own money and time limits
  • set personalised reminder messages
  • access their playing activity information at any time, in a venue or online.

To sign up or to find out more about YourPlay, visit www.yourplay.com.au

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