Regulating the Game, the five-day gambling regulatory education program which was set to run in August will be postponing the event to later in the year amidst a rise in covid-19 cases in Greater Sydney.

“While we believed the prospect of a lockdown in Sydney was remote this far into the pandemic we were mistaken,” said organizers in an email note on Tuesday. 

“Our challenge amid the sudden lockdown, border closures and associated restrictions, is ensuring that the program will be allowed to proceed, and that regulators and industry travelling interstate will be able to attend. Given the ongoing lockdown in Greater Sydney we believe it is best to delay the program a few months.”

“We are liaising with key stakeholders to secure alternative dates and look forward to making an announcement shortly.”