This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Mobile apps to help with problem gambling (NSW)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Vic clubs renew vow to rid AFL of sports betting sponsorship
Annette Kimmitt appointed new VGCCC CEO
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.