The RG Code of Practice has been updated and re-released by the Queensland government. This blog presents the updated overview and the revised definitions of both problem gambling and responsible gambling.
The Queensland Responsible Gambling Code of Practice (Code of Practice) provides a proactive whole-of-industry approach to the promotion of responsible gambling practices. It also encourages the continuation of best practice for gambling environments that minimise harm to individuals and to the broader community.
The Code of Practice supports and progresses the State
Government’s Queensland Responsible Gambling Strategy, which aims to balance the social and economic benefits and costs of gambling. The Code of Practice draws upon industry commitment to best practice in the provision of responsible gambling.
What is responsible gambling?
Responsible gambling is the provision of safe, socially responsible and supportive gambling environments where the potential for harm associated with gambling is minimised, and people can make informed decisions about their participation in gambling.
It occurs as a result of the collective actions and shared ownership of individuals, communities, the gambling industry and government.
What is problem gambling?
Problem gambling is characterised by difficulties in limiting money and/or time spent on gambling which leads to adverse consequences for the gambler, others, or for the community.