Gambling awareness campaigns

As a gambling provider you are required under the Queensland responsible gambling code of practice and relevant legislation to provide your customers with information on how to get help for problems with gambling.

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) works closely with Queensland's gambling industry to develop campaigns that focus on:

  • early intervention and prevention
  • consumer protection
  • help services for people experiencing problems with gambling.

Current community awareness efforts include a problem gambling campaign called 'Gambling too much?' and the annual Queensland Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

To help you with your signage compliance obligations, OLGR provides artwork (for posters, drink coasters, brochures and takeaway help cards) for you to use free-of-charge. You can download the artwork and print these for use in your venue.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (25-31 July 2016)

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is an annual event that encourages gamblers to develop responsible gambling habits. Held in Queensland in the last week of July, it highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem for them.

The Queensland Government supports the annual RGAW each year through:

  • promotion and advertising
  • activities organised by individual government-funded Gambling Help service offices across Queensland
  • encouraging the gambling industry's support and involvement.

'Is gambling keeping you up at night?' is the theme of RGAW 2016. To promote RGAW to your patrons and staff, we encourage you to download this year's 5 themed LCD images (below).

To find out how to become involved in RGAW activities in your area, please contact your local Gambling Help service. You can also subscribe to the Responsible Service newsletter to keep up to date with RGAW information.

Download Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 materials

Sign text Download artwork
Tip 1. Gamble for the fun of it, not for the money. RGAW 2016 Tip 1 (LCD image)
Tip 2. Set yourself a limit and don't exceed it. RGAW 2016 Tip 2 (LCD image)
Tip 3. Don't chase your losses. Leave. Walk away. RGAW 2016 Tip 3 (LCD image)
Tip 4. Gamble only what you can afford to lose. RGAW 2016 Tip 4 (LCD image)
Tip 5. Stay in control of your gambling. RGAW 2016 Tip 5 (LCD image)

About the 'Gambling too much?' campaign

Gambling providers across Queensland are currently participating in the 'Gambling too much?' campaign.

This campaign targets heavy gamblers who may be experiencing problems associated with their gambling. The campaign is also targeted at family, friends and work-colleagues of problem gamblers. It reinforces the message that while Australians love to gamble, some of us can get in over our heads.

'Gambling too much?' seeks to remove the stigma attached to problem gambling and drive behaviour change by encouraging gamblers to:

All materials below contain a call to action to contact the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or access the Gambling Help Online website.

Download 'Gambling too much?' campaign materials

To educate your customers, display the following 'Gambling too much?' materials in your venue.

Sign text Download artwork
Bet I can beat you up this wall. Bet you can't. Wooden background poster
Bet they missed doing this together. Bet you're right. Backyard poster
Bet you can't pick the one who's gambling too much? Bet you're right. Bar scene poster
Think we should give her a buzz? Yeah, odds are she can help. Counsellor poster
Bet this help guide is handy. Sure is.
Gambling too much?
Takeaway help guide
Bet this help guide is handy. Sure is.
Gambling too much?
Takeaway help guide
(two-sided business card version)
Bet someone turns this coaster over. Bet you're right. Drink coaster - wooden background
Don't get in over your head. Don't get in over your head - wooden background (LCD image)
Know your limits. Know your limits - wooden background (LCD image)
Gambling too much? Gambling too much? wooden background (LCD image)

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Last reviewed
June 1, 2016