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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

NAGS 27th Annual Conference - Call for Papers

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) would like to welcome submissions for the 27th Annual NAGS Conference to be held at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne, from 22-24th November this year.  

The theme of this year's conference is ‘Big Data, Social Media, and Online developments: Changing paradigms & its implication'.

To learn more about the conference or find further information about the call for conference papers see the NAGS website

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Prevention Partnership Program 2017-19

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has announced that applications for the Prevention Partnership Program 2017-19 are now open.  

Grants are available to community, not for profit organisations, social enterprise, local government or public health organisations to help reduce gambling related harm within local communities across Victoria.

More information is available at:  http://www.responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/awareness-and-prevention/local-prevention-program

Online survey - young men, sports and betting

The Australian Gambling Research Centre  (AGRC) is conducting an online survey to develop a better understanding of the gambling attitudes and behaviours of young men who are regular participants and viewers of sports.

You are eligible to participate if you: 

  • are male
  • aged 18-35 years
  • live in Victoria

Following this link will take you to the AGRC website where you can learn more about/participate in the survey

GTA Responsible Gaming Machine Play Video Series

The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) website features a series of online videos, including Gaming Machine Functions, how Gaming Machines work and the Probability of Winning – all aimed at encouraging the responsible playing of Gaming Machines.

National Association for Gambling Studies 26th Annual Conference 2016

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Annual Conference is on again this year from 23-25 November 2016 at Cairns.  

The theme for the 26th NAGS conference is "Many Pathways: The diversity of gamblers and gambling behaviour".

Keynote speakers at this event include Professor Nerilee Hing and Professor David Hodgins.

Registrations remain open for the conference and more information  - including a conference program - is available at www.nags.org.au 

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 (NT) "Gambling? Go easy."

This week (24-30 October 2016)  is Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in the Northern Territory!  

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held every year in the Northern Territory - and across Australia - to raise awareness of responsible gambling behaviour through informed choices and the adoption of harm minimiation strategies.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 (VIC) - 'Keep it in check, keep it well played'

Victoria's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) runs this week from 17 to 23 October 2016.  The theme of the week is  'keep it in check, keep it well played' and encourages discussion and awareness of tips and positive measures that can help keep gambling in balance.

You can read more responsible gambling tips here - or to learn more about the week and find out about the wide range of activites taking place throughout Victoria visit www.rgaw.com.au 

Talkward - a NSW Initiative that takes the awkwardness out of talking about problem gambling

Talkward is a new initiative of NSW Gambling Help.   Talkward recognises that talking to a friend or loved one about gambling problems can be awkward and provides free e-cards aimed at breaking the ice and initiating a conversation.

The Talkward program also recognises the key role family and friends play in encouraging people who may be experiencing problems with gambling to take the vital first steps towards recovery. 

To see how Talkward works, visit www.talkward.com.au

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 (Qld) "Is gambling keeping you up at night"

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will be held in Queensland from 25 to 31 July 2016 with this year’s theme being 'Is gambling keeping you up at night?'

The aim of RGAW is to encourage gamblers to develop responsible gambling habits and to highlight the support available to anyone who feels they may have a problem with gambling.

Queenslanders can contact their local Gambling Help Services to find out how to become involved in RGAW activities in their area.

National Association for Gambling Studies 26th Annual Conference - Call for Posters and Papers

The 26th Annual Conference of the National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) is being held this year at The Hilton Hotel, Cairns from 23-25 November 2016.  

The theme of the conference is 'Many pathways: The diversity of gamblers and gambler behaviour'.

NAGS conference organisers are now calling for papers and posters.

To find out more about the NAGS conference or to download the Call for Papers document go to www.nags.org.au

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