Responsible Gambling Fund
About the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF)
The Responsible Gambling Fund draws its income from a levy paid by the operator of the Sydney Casino. The Fund supports activities that reduce the impact of problem gambling on NSW communities. Guided by Trustees, and with the approval of the Minister for Gaming & Racing, the Fund supports:
- Free gambling help counselling services for gamblers, family members and friends. This includes face-to-face counselling, financial counselling, a 24-hour Gambling Helpline (1800 858 858) and a 24-hour online Gambling Help service. Counselling and help are available in five community languages as well as English and there are also specialist Aboriginal programs.
- Activities that raise awareness of the harms that gambling can cause, strengthen community resilience and promote funded services.
- Research to increase understanding of problem gambling and better inform the development and implementation of responsible gambling and related policy.