Responsible Gambling support for players

​​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.

What are 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.

Support services


If you are concerned about your own gambling or someone else's, you can get support and answers 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).


The Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme (TGES) is established in the Gaming Control Act 1993. The Scheme is oversighted by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission and provides a means for patrons to be excluded from gambling.

For information on gambling exclusions, see the Tasmanian G​ambling Exclusion Scheme page and the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme Fact Sheet

Need to take a break from gambling? See this fact sheet for more information.

Nationally, if you have an online wagering account, you will soon be able to self‑exclude through BetStop. The national register will be administered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and will involve 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


Further Information and resources

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