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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 

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

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

MHFA: Helping someone with gambling problems

Gambling is an enjoyable recreational pursuit for many people. However, for some it can lead to significant harms.

Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) and Melbourne University have developed guidelines for how a concerned family member, friend or member of the public can recognise the signs of gambling problems and support a person to change their gambling.

The guidelines are available from the website of Mental Health First Aid Australia

Chrysalis Insight - Free Yourself Program

Provided by Chrysalis Insight, Free Yourself is a 12 week program of encouragement, support and possibilities for those seeking help and support to cease gambling.  It differs from other approaches by combining social events, activities and education. 

Attendance in the program is free of charge.  

The new Victorian state-wide pre-commitment scheme for gaming machines: YourPlay

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 if they choose to
  • set personalised reminder messages
  • access their playing activity information at any time, in a venue or online.

YourPlay is an important tool to help encourage a culture of responsible gambling in Victoria.  

To sign up or to find out more about YourPlay, visit

A New Self-Help Program: GamblingLess. For Life

GamblingLess. For Life

Want to gamble less? And do it on your own?

Then the GamblingLess program may be for you!

Leading researchers from Deakin University, Turning Point, Statewide Gambling Therapy Service and the Australian National University are examining the effectiveness of a new and innovative free online self-help program for gambling.

To sign up or to find out more about GamblingLess, go online to or contact the team at 

National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 25th Annual Conference 2015

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 25th Annual Conference will be held 25-27 November in Adelaide at the Stamford Plaza, Adelaide.

The Final Conference Program is now available and features a range of presentations aligned with the conference theme 'More than just a game:  where gambing begins and ends'.  

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 12-18 October

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is held annually as a partnership between government, community and industry to raise awareness, provide information and encourage greater understanding of the importance of  responsible gambling.  

In Victoria and the Northern Territory the week is held this year from 12-18 October.

Victorians can find out about how to get involved, what events are being held, and learn a great deal more - including tips for responsible gambling - at the RGAW website.

Tabcorp once again tops Dow Jones global sustainability ranking

Tabcorp has again been named the global gambling industry leader in the annual assessement for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

The DJSI assesses the performance of the world's leading publicly listed companies on economic, environmental and social criteria.  

Tabcorp received a 100% score in the "Promoting Responsible Gaming" category and has been ranked global gambling industry leader for ten of the past eleven years.

National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 25th Annual Conference

The 25th Annual Conference of the National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) will be held in Adelaide this year at the Stamford Plaza Hotel from 25-27 November 2015.

The theme for this year's conference, 'More than just a game: Where gambling begins and ends', concerns the evolution of gambling and the increasing blurring of boundaries between different categories of activity.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week - Queensland 2015

This year in Queensland, Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will be held from 27 July to 2 August 2015.

RGAW is an annual event that raises awareness of the importance of responsible gambling practices and strategies that assist in maintaining a balanced approach to gambling.

RGAW also highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem for them.

AGC Chairman Peter M. Burnett honoured as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

The AGC Board, Members and Staff congratulate AGC Chairman, Mr. Peter M. Burnett, who was recently honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

The AGC Chairman was honoured for his significant service to the tourism and hospitality sector at the state and national level, and as a supporter of charitable and sporting groups.

Melbourne residents sought for research into preferences for new gambling products

CQUniversity researchers are seeking interested people to help them with a recreational gambling research study examining people's preferences for new and innovative gambling products.

The study seeks people aged over 18, living in Melbourne, who have had some experience with playing card-based gambling games (like poker) or casino table games (like roulette).  

For more information please go to CQUniversity’s Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory (EGRL) facebook page