If you or someone you know is having gambling issues, Gambler's Help is available
Supporting Victorians affected by gambling
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is here to support people affected by gambling harm, including family and friends. We take a public health approach to our work, which means we focus on prevention, early intervention and support for those who are particularly vulnerable to gambling harm as well as those living in regional and rural communities.
We fund and work closely with organisations across Victoria to provide free and confidential Gambler’s Help services to people experiencing harm from their own or someone else’s gambling.
News and media releases
- Victorians lose $1.58 billion on pokies in July - December 2022 — 30 Jan 2023
- Australian Racing Fact Book 2021–2022 edition published — 11 Jan 2023
- Commission approves additional 15 pokies at McKinnon Hotel — 14 Dec 2022
- Grosvenor Hotel seeks additional pokies — 9 Dec 2022
- 10 years of addressing gambling harm — 7 Dec 2022
'Call someone who gets it' TV commercial
'Call someone who gets it' is our awareness campaign to encourage people to speak to a counsellor who gets gambling harm. Counselling can help people change the way they think and feel about themselves and their gambling.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week
During Gambling Harm Awareness Week, we highlighted how the brain is stimulated and affected by gambling.
Because the more you understand, the easier it is to change.
Gambling in Victoria
Community-led prevention projects
The Foundation supports a range of community-based, not-for-profit, local government bodies and public health organisations to deliver innovative place-based projects in diverse communities across Victoria to prevent and reduce gambling harm.
Read more about our currently funded community-led prevention projects.
Love the Game, Not the Odds
Gambling advertising is changing the way we see sport. The amount of advertising we are being exposed to on a daily basis makes it seem like gambling is a normal part of sport. Our Love the Game Program aims to counter the normalisation of gambling in sport.
Events and training
Our professional development centre offers learning and development opportunities for Gambler's Help staff and health professionals.
Read more about training for professionals.
Search for published research papers that have been commissioned by the Foundation from our library of more than 40 research reports.
Read more about our research.
Gambling in Victoria
Gambling in Victoria is a one-stop-shop for the latest statistics on gambling behaviour and attitudes in our community.
Read more about gambling in Victoria.