With more cases of compulsive gambling coming to light, the New South Wales authorities are concerned about creating awareness to protect customers from gambling harm.
The Office Of Responsible Gambling has announced a $176,400 donation to the University of Sydney Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic. The aid is granted to help the university develop a gambling self-exclusion website which would allow people to register themselves and exclude from gambling activities.
Deakin University has been granted $250,000 in order to develop two online courses providing digital education and research on responsible gambling.
Natalie Wright, director of the Office of Responsible Gambling, emphasized a hope that the grants will lead to tangible benefits for people who want to make positive changes to manage their gambling: “We are pleased to support such a diverse range of projects that will help put NSW at the forefront of national efforts to prevent and reduce gambling harms.
“Just as technology is changing the way people gamble with the rise of online betting, it is also driving exciting new initiatives to support people to gamble responsibly.
“By funding programs and research projects like these, we will further develop and underpin the evidence base for responsible gambling policy and programs.”