Category Archives: Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling Foundation Goes to Court Over Lost Funding

Earlier this year, the New Zealand gaming industry was shocked to discovered that the Problem Gambling Foundation would lose its government funding. Lawmakers decided to allocate the problem gambling services budget to the Salvation Army, and now the foundation is fighting back in court. According to Radio NZ, the Problem Gambling Foundation will appear in…

Woman Leaves Grandchildren in Car to Play Pokies

A major issue in Australia and New Zealand involves parents leaving their children alone while they play pokies. Over the course of the past year, we have seen many cases of this happening, and the most recent case occurred in June when a woman was found to have left her grandchildren in her car while…

Papakura Whanau Day Aims to Tackle Problem Gambling

New Zealand’s Gamble Free Day took place on September 1, but many communities across the country have carried on the event throughout the rest of the month. On September 20, the Salvation Army will be hosting Papakura Whanau Day, which will promote safe gambling among the local community. According to the Salvation Army, Papakura has…

A-League Football Players To Undergo Responsible Gambling Training

Over the course of the past few years, we have seen many sports figures come forward to announce their struggles with problem gambling. In the sports industry, compulsive gambling is becoming a huge issue, and it is important for league officials to take steps to ensuring that players are responsible when it comes to betting,…

Dare To Connect Problem Gambling Program Launched in Moreland

Problem gambling is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern across Australia. Gambling spending is on the rise, and responsible gambling campaigners want to help slash problem gambling rates and ensure that players develop responsible gambling habits. This, a new program was launched in Moreland in order to achieve this goal. Dare to Connect North West is…

William Hill Takes Steps Against Underage Gambling

A major concern in both online and land-based gambling markers is the issue of underage gambling. Studies have shown that being exposed to gambling from an early age can lead young people to developing unhealthy gambling habits later on in life. As such, many gaming operators are taking preventative measures to stop young people from…

September 1st is Gamble-Free Day in New Zealand

Across New Zealand, responsible gambling campaigners are working hard to help reduce problem gambling rates. One of the most popular safe gambling initiatives is Gamble-Free Day, which will take place on September 1st. Venues and organisations across the country take part in Gamble-Free Day, encouraging patrons to spend their time doing something other than playing…

Tasmanian Government Denies Pulling Funding for Problem Gambling Campaign

The Tasmania state government has recently been accused to pulling funding for problem gambling campaigns. The Opposition cited data from Right to Information documents, but state politicians deny that they have taken money away from programs supporting gambling addiction help. The case was initially brought up by Rebecca White, a human resources spokesperson for The…

Melbourne Cricket Grounds to Remove Gaming Ads

One of the biggest controversial gambling issues in Australia is the concern about gambling advertising during sporting events. Responsible gambling campaigners are concerned that advertising during broadcasts and at sporting grounds are exposing young people to gambling, and the MCG has recently made some changes According to The Age, the Melbourne Cricket Grounds will be…

Victorian Conference Focuses on Improving Problem Gambling Support Services

Across Victoria, responsible gambling campaigners have had a significant impact on the local gaming market. They have worked hard to ensure that problem gambling support remains a priority, and a recent conference aimed to tackle the issue. On 26 August, counsellors and welfare workers got together at a conference organised by the Bouverie Centre in…