As part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Amity Community Services hosted a Community Liaison Officer launch.
The event brought together gaming venue staff from around Darwin and representatives from the Australian Hotel Association (AHA) with staff from Community service providers such as Anglicare, Somerville and Amity Community Services.
The launch was an opportunity for Community Liaison staff to get to know more about the services provided in the community to help minimise harm associated with gambling.
The role of Community Liaison Officers in commercial gaming venues is to:
- be available during approved gaming opening hours
- provide appropriate information and assistance to patrons with gambling related problems
- support other staff in providing assistance to these affected patrons, and
- provide assistance to any staff that may themselves have gambling related issues.