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: