Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is a major annual event held nationally to raise community awareness of the importance of responsible gambling practices at a personal, venue and community level. The week encourages people who choose to gamble to do so responsibly and to seek help to minimise gambling related harm.
In Victoria RGAW has been held since 2006 and is a key initiative of the Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council. Community events are held around the state to raise awareness during the week.
Watch the Responsible Gambling Awareness Week video
Did you know…
3 out of 4 Victorians gamble
And with new technology, it's easier that ever to gamble, anywhere at any time.
Did you also know
There's more chance of…
A billboard being struck by lightning twice,
Finding buried treasure,
or having a number 1 hit song
than winning the top prize at the pokies
Gambling fact: the odds of winning always favour the house.
So how do you gamble and not lose your shirt?
Set your limit: don't break it.
Keep things in balance: don't bite off more than you can chew.
Don't lose control: don't get yourself in over your head.
Gambling has been around a long time, but doesn't always result in a good time.
So to make sure the fun, doesn't come undone, remember.....
Set your limit
Keep things in balace
Don't lose control
Visit gambleaware.vic.gov.au to find out more about Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.