Office of Responsible Gambling


The Talkward social media campaign encouraged both problem gamblers, and family and friends of problem gamblers to address the issue, provide support to one another and share knowledge about the free confidential support and resources available in NSW.

How can people gamble responsibly?

Responsible gambling requires self-control and sticking to your limits. Law Ortovent, Northern Sydney Local Health District, and Professor Alex Blaszczynski, University of Sydney, discuss what it takes to gamble responsibly.

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16th September 2019

Residents across NSW are being encouraged to think about their gambling during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2019, which will run from 16 to 22 September. Just over half of adults in NSW participate in some form of gambling.* While for many people gambling is a source of entertainment and enjoyment, it can present real challenges for some.

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$12.5m for Active, Stronger and More Inclusive Communities

26th July 2019

The NSW Government has launched the 2019/20 Infrastructure Grants program that will provide $12.5 million for local community projects across the state. Funding is available for projects such as sports ground upgrades, museums and theatres, evacuation centres and facilities to support youth and the homeless. This year, the grants program has been expanded to support projects that build community connections.

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New Report on Priorities for Gambling Research

23rd July 2019

The Office of Responsible Gambling now has a comprehensive analysis of gambling research gaps, thanks to a research gap analysis conducted by Flinders University. The gap analysis identified the need for research on the attitudes, behaviours, adverse consequences, and needs of low to moderate risk gamblers, at-risk populations, family and significant others, and the wider community. Other research priority areas include online gambling, sports betting, and the migration from simulated gambling to gambling for money.

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