Problem Gambling Assistance Fund

The Problem Gambling Assistance Fund supports projects and research for the purpose of alleviating problem gambling or the disadvantages that arise from problem gambling and for providing or ascertaining information about problem gambling.

Revenue for the Fund is sourced from a 0.75 per cent levy on gaming machine licensees’ Gross Gaming Revenue and contributions on a voluntary basis from Tabcorp and Casino Canberra Limited.

The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission administers the Fund, including providing for the ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service which is currently operated by Relationships Australia Canberra and Region.

The Problem Gambling Assistance Fund Advisory Committee provides advice on other projects that fall within the scope of the Fund for consideration and decision by the Commission.

In making decisions on projects under the Fund, the Commission’s Board, having considered the recommendations of the Advisory Committee, ensure that approved expenditure meets a range of short-term and long-term goals as well as representing a cross-section of applied and academic projects. This ensures that some immediate benefits are achieved, some concrete outcomes are obtained and the ground work is undertaken to inform or improve knowledge about problem gambling issues.

If you wish to propose a project for the Problem Gambling Assistance Fund, please contact the Commission.

Current projects:

  • ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service
  • Contributions to Gambling Help Online and the National Gambling Helpline
  • ACT Gambling Exclusion database
  • Engaging people to talk about problem gambling issues training
  • Beyond smoke and mirrors training
  • Preventive Interventions research project
  • Longitudinal client cohort study
  • Help-seeking information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Youth Coalition of ACT - ‘Young People and Gambling’
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