Tag Archive: problem gambling

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…

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…

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…

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…

Study Shows That Children of Punters Have Greater Risk of Being Problem Gamblers

In academia, we have seen a new focus on youth gambling research. While research on problem gambling among adults is still prevalent, we are seeing more studies based on young people. A recent study by researchers at the Australian Institute of Family Studies takes a look at the children of punters and the effect that…

Memorandum of Understanding to Improve Problem Gambling Services

Across Australia, problem gambling has become a major concern for politicians, and they are constantly considering new ways to deal with the issue. Recently, Hospitality, Gaming and Racing Minister Troy Grant has devised one solution that could help to reduce problem gambling rates, as the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between clubs and counselling services…

Relationships Australia Will Operate ACT’s Gambling Helpline

This week, Relationships Australia will become the new operator of the problem gambling helpline in the Australian Capital Territory. The organisation will take over for Mission Australia, providing telephone counselling for residents across the ACT for the next three years. Relationships Australia is a renowned organised that provides a wide range of counselling services in…

Diocese of Sydney Expresses Concerns Over Normalised Gambling

Concerns about gambling addiction are coming from a wide range of sources. From scholars to concerned parents, many individuals are making their worries known when it comes to the potential growth of gambling addiction rates in Australia. Now, the Church is getting involved, as the Diocese of Sydney has proposed a state inquiry into gambling…