How we're funded
GambleAware is funded by the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF). The NSW Government set up the RGF to encourage responsible gambling, reduce harm caused by gambling, and help address and prevent gambling-related issues.
Who pays for the RGF
Right now, the Casino Control Act 1992 requires casino licensees in NSW to contribute 2% of gaming revenue to the RGF. There are also community benefit payments and gaming machine lease levy payments made by some clubs and hotels under the Gaming Machines Act 2001. The Betting Tax Act 2001 also allows the Treasurer to pay certain amounts to the Fund, which is from a tax on wagering expenditure in NSW.
How the RGF is administered
Trustees appointed by the Minister, supported by the Office of Responsible Gambling, administer the RGF. They make recommendations to the Minister on where the money would be best spent on responsible gambling and gambling harm minimisation in the areas of research, community education, support services and support for policy and regulation. They also provide expert advice to help the Minister make decisions on the fund as well as gambling policy, where an arm's-length and expert view is necessary.
Funding opportunities and grants
Sometimes grants are made available through open grants programs for projects that support harm minimisation, and responsible gambling. You can learn more about funding opportunities and find out who's received funding in the past.
What the RGF has achieved
You can find out more about what we've achieved in our corporate documents, including our annual reports and strategic plans.