This draft strategy for gambling harm prevention in the ACT is being circulated by the Commission as part of the first phase of engagement with key stakeholders in the development of a Strategy for Preventing Gambling Harm in the ACT, using a public health approach. Key stakeholders include government, gambling industry and community service sectors.
Did you know that nearly one million Australians gambled on horse or dog racing each month during 2015*, making it the fourth most popular gambling activity?
Under the themes of ‘Gambling harm: don’t play it down’ and ‘Talk. Share. Support.’ residents of the ACT and Victoria are being encouraged to discuss the often hidden and highly stigmatised issue of gambling harm.
The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission
is an independent body established under section 5 of the Gambling and Racing Control Act 1999. The Act provides for the continued administration of certain Acts relating to gambling and racing and establishes the powers, functions and activities of the Commission.