Responsible gambling in Queensland
The Queensland Government is committed to achieving a balance between the social and economic benefits and costs of gambling.
To achieve this, the community, industry and government work together to address issues related to gambling and to foster an environment of responsible gambling.
Policies and programs that encourage responsible gambling include:
- The Queensland Responsible Gambling Strategy
- Community awareness campaigns
- Support for gambling providers in implementing responsible gambling practices
- Funding Gambling Help Services.
“Responsible gambling occurs in a regulated environment where the potential for harm associated with gambling is minimised and people make informed decisions about their participation in gambling. Responsible gambling occurs as a result of the collective actions and shared ownership by individuals, communities, the gambling industry and Government to achieve outcomes that are socially responsible and responsive to community concerns.” – Queensland Responsible Gambling Strategy.
Are you in control?
A responsible gambler:
- sees gambling as entertainment not a job
- doesn't take gambling too seriously
- only gambles with money set aside for entertainment, never with money for rent or food
- never borrows money to gamble, either from friends, money set aside for other things or credit cards
- sets limits on the amount of time and money they will spend
- sticks to these limits and walks away when they are reached
- recognises that you can't win in the long run and doesn't try to chase a win
- is relaxed and sociable
- is aware of family and friends
- is happy to take frequent breaks.
Download the ‘Are you in control?’ fact sheet for more information about problem gambling warning signs, responsible gambling tips, and the types of help services available. The fact sheet is available in:
- English (PDF 545 K)
- Bahasa Indonesia (PDF 545 K) (Indonesian)
- (PDF 605 K) (Japanese)
- (PDF 610 K) (Chinese)
Last reviewed 7 February 2013