Nationally, gambling harm is characterised by difficulties in limiting money and/or time spent on gambling, which leads to adverse consequences for the person gambling, others, or the community.
Responsible gambling practices
In this context, responsible gambling practices involve the gambling industry creating and promoting safe gambling environments that prevent and minimise harm from gambling by:
- ensuring the organisation culture, policies and employee conduct are focused on harm prevention; and
- providing information to people on:
- how offered gambling products work;
- the likelihood of losing and the associated risks of losing; and
- how players can exercise control over their gambling activity.
To assist venue staff and patrons in identifying warning signs of people experiencing gambling-related harm, refer to the Signs of Problem Gambling Fact Sheet.
If you are concerned about your own gambling or someone else's, you can get support from:
- Gambling Help Online - for self-help and counselling via email and chat.
- The Gambling Helpline Tasmania (1800 858 858) - offers advice, information, telephone counselling and referrals to in-person counselling 24/7.
- Gambler's Help counsellors are available for in-person support around the state. You can access services though Anglicare Tasmania (1800 243 232).
If you have an online wagering account anywhere in Australia, you are able to self‑exclude through BetStop. The national register is administered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and involves a simple online registration for an individual to exclude themself from all wagering providers. Further information is available from BetStop – the National Self-Exclusion Register™ | ACMA
The Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme (TGES) is established in the Gaming Control Act 1993 and is oversighted by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission. It provides a means for patrons to be excluded from gambling.
For information on gambling exclusions, see the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme on our website here: Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme
Need to take a break from gambling? See this fact sheet for more information.
Further Information and resources
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