*** Paul Symond is regarded as the leading authority on gambling treatment in Australia. If his name rings a bell with you it is because in the past 12 months alone he has given over 200 television, radio and newspaper interviews and published numerous articles on problem gambling in national newspapers and magazines. *** He was Star City Casino's problem gambling consultant and was responsible for the development and implementation of their gambling-control program, widely acknowledged in the gaming industry as the global benchmark for casinos. *** He developed the BetSafe Responsible Gambling program, introduced into clubs throughout NSW. *** As the Gambling Counsellor at St Edmund's Private Hospital in Sydney he has extensive experience in counselling problem gamblers one-on-one. *** Is actively involved in community awareness programs on gambling and is a member of the National Association for Gambling Studies. *** A member of the board of directors of the Australian Institute of Counselling in Addictions. *** A member of the Certification Board of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counsellors. *** A member of the Advisory Panel of the Australian Institute for Gambling Research.