RGAW is an annual event that encourages gamblers to stay within their limits and highlights the support available to people who feel gambling may have become a problem for them or someone they know.

This year’s theme is ‘When gambling took over…’, to support the new gambling harm minimisation campaign and reinforce the message that gambling problems can affect anyone, from all walks of life, and there is help available.

RGAW will be from 26 July to 1 August 2021. The Queensland Government supports RGAW each year through:

  • promotion and/or advertising
  • supporting activities organised by individual government-funded Gambling Help service offices across Queensland
  • encouraging the gambling industry's support and involvement.

To find out how to become involved in RGAW activities in your area, contact your local Gambling Help Queensland service.


About the 'When gambling took over…' campaign

Gambling providers across Queensland are currently participating in the ‘When gambling took over…’ campaign.

This campaign targets gamblers experiencing gambling harm and their family, friends and work-colleagues.

‘When gambling took over…’ aims to reduce the stigma associated with gambling problems and drive behaviour change by encouraging gamblers to seek help and information.

People experiencing problems with gambling can:

All the materials below encourage people affected by problem gambling to contact the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or visit the Gambling Help Queensland website.


Download 'When gambling took over...' campaign materials

To educate your customers, display the following “When gambling took over…” materials in your venue.

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"When gambling took over... it was all I could think about." Allen. Retired AFL footballer. It's OK to ask for help - 1800 858 858 - Free and confidential 24/7 Allen poster
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"When gambling took over... I'd do whatever I needed to gamble." David. Community worker. It's OK to ask for help - 1800 858 858 - Free and confidential 24/7 David poster
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"When gambling took over... I'd be driving and find myself at the pokies." Louise. Mother and grandmother. It's OK to ask for help - 1800 858 858 - Free and confidential 24/7 Louise poster
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