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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

2015 National Consumer Fraud Week – Get smarter with your data

If you haven’t stopped and thought about how you keep your private information secure, chances are you could be leaving it wide open for scammers to steal. When scammers get your details, they can use them for all sorts of identity crime such as making unauthorised purchases on your credit card, or using your identity to open accounts such as banking, telephone or energy services, take out loans or carry out other illegal business under your name.

National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is all about learning how to keep your personal data safe from scammers, and prevent identity theft from happening to you.

National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Annual Conference 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) would like to welcome submissions for presentations at the 25th Annual NAGS Conference to be held at The Stamford Plaza, Adelaide from 25-27 November this year.

The annual NAGS conference attracts national and international speakers from many different areas in the gambling field, including researchers, policy-makers, industry representatives, clinicians and those working in the community sector. 

For more information see the NAGS website at www.nags.org.au 

Dare to Connect North West - Balance what you do for fun!

Problem gambling can be a major cause of financial, mental and physical health concerns.

Chrysalis Insight Inc., in partnership with Victoria's North Western municipalities and Gamblers Help services, has developed Dare to Connect North West - an innovative prevention program providing recreational and educational opportunities to people who feel they gamble too much, too often.

Chrysalis Insight Inc is now recruiting participants and volunteers for the 5th program which will commence on the week-end of 22-24 May 2015.  

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (NSW)

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will run in New South Wales this year from 25-31 May 2015.  The week will focus on raising awareness among young people about the realities of gambling, including the chances of winning.

The NSW Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF) will target teens with activities and messages while NSW RGF funded counselling services will also run interactive community-based workshops addressing common misconceptions about gambling around skills, random chance and ‘return to player’ ratios.

New Discussion Papers from the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC)

The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) was established in 2012 and is situated within the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

To mark the launch of their new website the AGRC have released a number of resources – including four discussion papers authored by notable Australian academics dealing with topical issues in gambling studies.

Follow the link here to be redirected to the AGRC's new site and resources.

National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 24th Annual Conference: New Directions in Gambling - Is it Time to Broaden the Conversations?

The 24th Annual Conference of the National Asssociaton for Gambling Studies (NAGS) will be held 26-28 November 2014 at Jupiters on the Gold Coast.  

The dates for the conference are fast approaching but there is still time to register and attend this event.

For further information about the conference - including program details, information about how to register and/or applications for NAGS membership please go to http://www.nags.org.au

National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference 2014 - Student Scholarships Now Available

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) is offering up to ten (10) scholarships to assist students to attend the 24th Annual NAGS Conference, held this year on the Gold Coast from 26-28 November 2014.

The aim of the scholarships is to encourage promising students to continue their research in the field of gambling and gambling related issues by enabling them to meet with colleagues, hear about new research, and have a chance to discuss their own research with experts in the field.

Southern Responsible Gambling Officers Network (SRGON)

In May 2014, as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Victoria, Gambler’s Help Southern Venue Support Program launched the ‘Southern Responsible Gambling Officers Network’ (SRGON).  

SRGON has been designed to assist Responsible Gambling Officers in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Victoria to come together with government agencies and community groups to share ideas, information and resources around responsible gambling and best practices.  

The first meeting of SRGON will be held on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014.

Social Media and Gambling - Do they Mix? Participate in the Survey!

Southern Cross University are collecting data for a project  that will help researchers and policy makers gain a better understanding of how Australians are using new technologies, social media and social games and the impact of these on gambling.

All Australians who have actively used social media, social casino games, or gambled in the past 12 months are eligible to complete this survey.

Those who complete the survey will also have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of three iPad Minis.

You can access the survey here

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