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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

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 

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.