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Racing and Gaming Minister Tony Buti with Gaming and Wagering Commission Chair Lanie Chopping in the casino

Date announced for betting limits on electronic gaming machines

30 Nov 2022
A $10 betting limit for Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) will be enforced at Crown Casino from 1 July 2023.
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What are you gambling with?

17 Oct 2022
With Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2022 kicking off today, Western Australians are being encouraged to recognise the warning signs of gambling-related harm and seek help.
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Independent Monitor appointed to oversee casino remediation

12 Oct 2022
The State Government has appointed the Independent Monitor to oversee remediation at Perth's casino following the Royal Commission Final Report handed down earlier this year.
Workers at a casino

State Government appoints 2 new Gaming and Wagering Commission members

4 Jul 2022
Racing and Gaming Minister Dr Tony Buti has appointed 2 new members to the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC), bringing the total number of appointees this year to 4.
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Blackstone granted WA approval to proceed with acquisition of Crown Resorts

10 Jun 2022
Western Australia's independent casino regulator — the Gaming and Wagering Commission — and the Racing and Gaming Minister have granted the necessary approvals to facilitate the acquisition of Crown Resorts by Blackstone Group.
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Spot the signs and show gambling who’s boss

8 Nov 2021
As Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) kicks off today, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is encouraging Western Australians to recognise the warning signs before gambling becomes a problem.
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Statement addressing matters related to Crown Perth and the report of the Bergin Inquiry

16 Feb 2021
The Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia (GWC) met today to consider the report of the Bergin Inquiry.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 19-25 October

Partnership provides support to problem gamblers

19 Oct 2020
As Responsible Gambling Awareness Week kicks off for another year, Western Australians are reminded that support is available for those experiencing gambling related harm.
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