Office of Responsible Gambling

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 16 - 22 September 2019


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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$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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NSW Government Grants to Activate Sydney’s Nightlife

1st July 2019

Late-night art exhibits, a guitar festival, street carnival, new laneway spaces and diverse live music events are among 14 innovative projects supported by the NSW Government’s Activate Sydney@Night program. The projects, will offer exciting new opportunities for people to enjoy vibrant nightlife in key centres including Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Liverpool and Newtown.

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