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News and media releases: Gambling Harm Awareness Week

How gambling products cause harm

There needs to be more recognition of the harmful nature of many gambling products, especially pokies, sports betting, and casino table games.

Overcoming stigma key to overcoming gambling addiction

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (18–24 October 2021) is the ideal time to start a conversation with family, friends, neighbours and others about the negative effects of gambling, share ideas to prevent gambling harm, and find ways to support people who experience harm as a result of their own or someone else’s gambling. A new series of videos created by the Foundation, with the expertise of University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr Jared Cooney Horvath, explain how gambling affects the way the brain functions and, importantly, how an addiction can be reversed.

Supporting more Victorians to address gambling harm

Talk share support

More Victorians are being supported to address gambling harm, with an additional $660,000 for migrant and refugee communities, and community sporting clubs. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne today announced extra funding for two Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation programs during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (19–25 October).

Grand Final week ideal time to talk about gambling harm

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (19–25 October), which this year coincides with AFL Grand Final week, was today launched at a virtual event highlighting the risks sports betting can pose to young men, including footy players.

Everyday heroes overcome the stigma of gambling harm

Gambling Harm Awareness Week – 7-13 October 2019

The stigma associated with gambling harm is so strong that many people would rather acknowledge a drug or alcohol addiction than disclose a gambling problem. During Gambling Harm Awareness Week (7–13 October 2019), Victorians are being asked to consider the negative consequences of their own or someone else’s gambling, to listen to the stories of others who have been affected, and to support the people in their lives who may be struggling.

Innovative local approaches to gambling harm

Louise Glanville speaking at the launch of the 2018 Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Victoria’s inaugural Gambling Harm Awareness Week (8–14 October) was today launched by the former Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, at an event that showcased innovative community approaches to tackling gambling harm.

Tackling gambling harm through community conversations

Gambling Harm Awareness Week logo – Gambling Harm Awareness Week 8–14 October 2018

Gambling Harm Awareness Week, 8–14 October 2018 in the ACT and Victoria, provides an opportunity to talk openly about what gambling harm is, how it affects the community, what can be done to prevent it, and how to support those affected by it.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation's third biennial conference—Gambling Harm 2018: Taking Action for Change, new research, Gambling Harm Awareness Week, awareness campaign 'The Talk', the formation of a lived experience advisory committee.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation and AFL Victoria's Love The Game Round, funding opportunities for Gambling Harm Awareness Week, loot box senate inquiry, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (23–29 October 2017) provides an opportunity during Victoria’s peak betting season and the lead-up to Spring Racing Carnival to raise awareness of gambling harm and what it means to gamble responsibly.

Apprentices Launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined apprentices from Incolink’s Apprentice Prevention Education Project to launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2017 at RMIT University.

Responsible gambling events for the local community

The Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Association (SICMAA), in partnership with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), is holding three separate events during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (17–23 October) to help raise awareness about the importance of gambling responsibly.

Ashley Gordon to share responsible gambling tips

Former NRL player and descendent of the Gamilaroi people, Ashley Gordon will share some important tips about what it means to gamble responsibly at a community bbq being held by the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC).

Local apprentices learn about responsible gambling

Young Gippsland apprentices, predominantly young men aged 16-35 will be a focus for the important messages and tips promoted during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (17–23 October 2016).

Time to start talking about responsible gambling

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held annually to raise awareness about the importance of gambling responsibly and will run from 17–23 October 2016.

Clubs on board with separating gambling from the game

Love the game

A majority of Victorian AFL clubs, including three-time flag winners Hawthorn, along with Hyundai A-league premiers Melbourne Victory, have today signed a commitment to protecting young people from the risks of gambling.

Sport and gambling today - Are we loving the odds more than the game?

A panel of prominent Victorians, including AFL Premiership medal holder and former gambler Brent Guerra, Western Bulldogs President, Peter Gordon and Melbourne Victory chief, Ian Robson, will debate the issue of sport and gambling in the modern age at a forum next week.

Wayne Schwass supports Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

As a nation of passionate sports fans, we have seen sport change significantly in recent years. Sport is big business with as much attention focused on results as there is on the commercial benefits it brings. One of the most significant developments has been gambling on sport.

Workplace gambling hurting employers

Victorian employers are being urged to protect themselves and their workers with new evidence showing gambling is a growing risk for business.

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