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Gambling and lotteries

Fake Australian lottery causes confusion overseas

People around the world are being sent emails telling them that they have won a fortune in a fake Australian lottery that claims to be endorsed by the Australian Government. Confused consumers have been contacting SCAMwatch and other government agencies to check whether the lottery is genuine.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Gambling support services (Tas)

Tasmanian Government page providing support and counselling services to Tasmanians concerned about their own or someone else's gambling.

Department of Health and Human Services [Tas]

Gaming authorities

States and territories have responsibility for gaming (gambling). Provides links to state and territory gaming information.

Problem gambling

The Problem gambling website provides information about problem gambling in Australia and details the proposed changes to poker machines in gambling venues.

Department of Social Services

Problem gambling (SA)

Problem Gambling has information about problem gambling, how and where to get help in South Australia, self-help information, resources and publications, helpful links and current problem gambling initiatives.

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion [SA]

Problem gambling (Vic)

Website for Gambler's Help - a helpline that provides the advice and support that people with a gambling problem or their family and friends need.

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Responsible gambling (Qld)

Provides links to information on code of practice, resource manuals, facts about gambling, gambling related exclusions and Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee.

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation [Qld]

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