Following changes to the way that gambling is regulated in South Australia, the Government has committed to providing additional funding of $1 million each year to the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund (GRF).
The GRF is administered by the Office for Problem Gambling (OPG) within the Department of Human Services and funds programs and initiatives which aim to minimise problem gambling.
In a first, the new laws also commit to requiring investment of the GRF in prevention, early intervention, public education and gambling research.
The OPG has developed the Minimising Gambling Harm - Investment Plan 2021-26, setting out the steps that OPG will take over the next 5 years to prevent and minimise gambling harm in South Australia.
The Investment Plan was developed in consultation with people who have experienced gambling harm, professionals, the regulator and industry. It describes clear goals for future investment, prioritises strategic areas of focus, and identifies evidence-based, practice informed opportunities to minimise gambling harm.
A copy of the Investment Plan is available from the OPG website at www.problemgambling.sa.gov.au