12 – 18 October 2015
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held every year across Australia to raise awareness of responsible gambling behaviour through informed choices and the adoption of harm minimisation strategies. Amity’s Gambling Programme has coordinated this national event throughout the Territory for many years and works to develop key messages and drive a public health campaign in a unique partnership between government, industry and community groups.
The week promotes the concept of responsible gambling at an individual, government, industry and community level.
At a personal level, responsible gambling means gambling in a way that:
- is controlled;
- is within your financial budget and time-limits; and
- does not negatively impact on your life or the lives of those around you.
At a community level, including gambling providers, governments, sporting associations, responsible gambling requires:
- shared responsibility for generating community awareness of the risks associated with gambling;
- creating and promoting environments that prevent or minimize problem gambling; and
- being responsive to community concerns around gambling.
This year’s theme is Know When to Take a Break
If your would like to support Amity in raising awareness of responsible gambling practices during this week, please contact us