This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.

04 April 2022

New members appointed to strengthen Gaming and Wagering Commission

Racing and Gaming Minister Dr Tony Buti has appointed two new members to the State's gambling regulator, the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC) in Western Australia. This is among the first of many actions the State Government will take to toughen the regulatory framework governing WA's casino.

24 March 2022

McGowan Government commits to reforms following Perth Casino Royal Commission

The McGowan Government has announced it will take a staged approach to address recommendations with new reforms that will strengthen the regulation of casinos in WA.  The report outlines a detailed path to remediation for the licence holder and its associates to become a suitable operator.

23 March 2022

Andrew Jones appointed next Racing Victoria Chief Executive

The Board of Racing Victoria (RV) has announced the appointment of Andrew Jones to the position of Chief Executive beginning 11 July 2022.

18 March 2022

Cutting the number of pokies with new surrender incentive

The ACT Government will invest $1.74 million into a new surrender incentive, to cut the number of gaming machine authorisations by up to 116. Where the venue becomes ‘pokie-free’, the incentive payment is increased to $20,000 per authorisation.

17 March 2022

GRNSW announces $100,000 fund for flood-affected participants

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has announced $100,000 to establish a Floods Relief Fund for its participants in affected regions across the State.

The funding is in addition to financial assistance currently being provided to participants hardest hit by floodwaters in regions such as Lismore and...

15 March 2022

More Victorians choosing to talk to someone who gets it

The VRGF campaign adopted last year is resonating with Victorians who want to to change their gambling behaviour. The ‘Talk to someone who gets it’ campaign generated 1,149 calls – a 64% increase on normal call levels and the highest number of monthly calls to the helpline for many years.

11 March 2022

Vic clubs renew vow to rid AFL of sports betting sponsorship

Victoria’s 10 AFL clubs and AFL Victoria have renewed their Love the Game (LTG) partnerships through to October 2024, by which time all will have been free of sports betting sponsorships for at least five years.

11 March 2022

Annette Kimmitt appointed new VGCCC CEO

Annette Kimmitt AM has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC).

Ms Kimmitt will commence as CEO on 21 March 2022.

04 March 2022

Perth Casino Royal Commission final report to be handed down

The Perth Casino Royal Commission is expected to deliver its final report to the Governor and Premier of Western Australia today, 4 March 2022.

The Government will respond to the report's findings and recommendations, and table the report in Parliament in due course.

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