The Office for Problem Gambling (OPG) Official has approved additional images and published new responsible gambling campaign material which may be used as in venue signage for the purposes of clause 45A and 45B of the Gambling Codes of Practice (Codes).
Whilst the new messaging can be used in combination with the existing signage (It’s Part of Our Role, Gambling Too Much?, and Win Win Lose Repeat?) venues are encouraged to replace some existing messaging with the new culturally specific campaign posters, brochures wallet cards and update LCD screens if they are relevant to the venue.
The intention of the new messaging is to inform patrons from Chinese, Vietnamese and Aboriginal communities that venue staff are trained to provide help if their gambling behaviours become problematic. Additionally, the campaign also intends to enhance staff and patron interactions to encourage gambling help serve referrals and help seeking.
All of the images/signs which appear in this update can be downloaded or ordered from the OPG’s website at:
Included in this phase of the campaign are posters, brochures and wallet cards. The posters depict patrons from different backgrounds engaging with venue staff. The brochure contains helpful information such as playing odds, machine design, the barring process and other helpful tips on seeking support. The wallet card contains similar information but is designed for patrons to discretely remove the item without the fear of stigma from others.
OPG has also approved images to be displayed on ATM and LCD (portrait and landscape) screens. Licensees can choose to display any of these images or a combination of them and may be used either as a static sign or electronically.
A copy of the order forms for the posters, brochures and wallet cards is attached. Additionally, you may download the electronic versions of the signage from the following link: https://problemgambling.sa.gov.au/more-info/in-venue-signage
You can read more about this campaign here: https://problemgambling.sa.gov.au/help-and-support/gambling-harm-minimisation-for-cald-communities