Category Archives: Problem Gambling

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…

Intralot Provides Pre-Commitment Technology to Victoria

Victoria is one of the leading Australian states when it comes to the introduction of safe gambling measures. The state is always ahead the curve with the implementation of initiatives that ensure local residents gamble responsibly. The latest development is the introduction of pre-commitment technology, which will be provided by Intralot. The Victorian government has…

Japan Reveals Problem Gambling Statistics

As the Japan government prepares to legalize online gambling across the country, some interesting new results have been revealed which may complicate the issue. According to new research, there are 5 million adults in Japan who are addicted to gambling. According to a research team at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, 5% of the…

New Study Refutes The Belief That Online Gambling is More Addictive

Online gambling is the biggest thing to hit the gaming market is decades. It has changed the way punters wager and the way gaming firms operate. While online gambling has changed the industry for the better, the belief has always prevailed that digital betting is more addictive than any other form. However, a few study…

NSW Conducts Inquiry Into Gambling

In New South Wales, local residents spent $7.76 billion on gambling, $5.25 billion of which was contributed by electronic gaming machines and pokies. The state government has recognised the immensity of the local gambling market, and has conducted an inquiry which aims to shed light on important issues like gambling addiction and support services. “It…

Public Invited to Create Responsible Gambling Slogans

The Independent Gaming Authority has recently decided to replace South Australia’s existing gambling message. To back the state’s new, strict stance on problem gambling, IGA Director Robert Campbell has asked for residents to propose a new ‘hard-hitting’ slogan to urge players to gamble responsibly. Currently, the state’s gambling message consists of the quite generic motto,…

Opinions Voiced About New Welfare Cards that Prohibit Gambling Spending

Last week, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest announced his plans to introduce a new ‘health welfare card’ that would prohibit benefits recipients from using their money to gamble or purchase alcohol. As expected, the idea is quite controversial as residents are split in their support. A poll carried out by Perth Now shows that residents are not…