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Minister Announces Gambler’s Help Funding Across Victoria

Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today visited Ballarat to announce $49 million funding for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to administer the Local Gambler’s Help Program over three years, with a focus on regional and rural areas.

Foundation cited in the British Medical Journal

Kristal Yeung, Kate Scalzo, David Hunt and Rosa Billi of the Research and Evaluation team.

Research funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has been cited in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ), read across the world by medical and allied health professionals.

Applications for Prevention Partnerships Program now open

Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Prevention Partnership Program.

VCAT refuses application for additional pokies at Glenroy RSL

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 18 April 2019, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) upheld a decision by Moreland City Council to refuse to amend a planning permit condition to allow an additional 10 pokies to be installed at the Glenroy RSL premises.

Online gambling restrictions to reduce consumer harm

In an Australian-first, the State Government is tightening rules for online betting operators in a bid to provide stronger consumer protections for Victorians gambling online. From 26 May 2019, online betting operators must comply with strict requirements for betting account deposit limits, restrictions on direct marketing and a ban on perks that encourage consumers to continue betting.

Mat's passion for sport now gambling free

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Mat Crompton has always had a passion for sport. He grew up playing soccer, not only for the execution of skill but the experience of being ‘lost in the moment’.

Mindful gambling improves wellbeing: Think … is that true for you?

Regardless of how often a person gambles or the amount of money they spend, gambling-related stress is a side effect commonly experienced by a large number of Victorians.

Commission approves application for additional 20 pokies at Hogan's Hotel

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 9 May 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Hogan's Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hogan's Hotel in Wallan from 45 to 65.

Youth voice heard in new regional gambling harm prevention initiative

Young people are encouraged to spend more time with their family and friends, delete smartphone betting apps and avoid gambling clickbait as part of Bethany Community Support’s new project, ‘A Young Person’s Message’, launched in April as part of Youth Week.

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Polish Community Association in Geelong

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 12 April 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Polish Community Association in Geelong Inc to increase the number of pokies at White Eagle House from 35 to 78.

Getting to know new CEO Shane Lucas

In this Q&A, Shane reflects on his first few weeks as CEO of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and provides some insights into what’s important to him.

Cultural connection to reduce gambling harm

Listening to the stories of Aboriginal people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities is important to reducing gambling harm.

Addressing the blurry line between monetised gaming and gambling

Shane Lucas speaks to Channel 10 about the pilot program to help parents understand potential risks in the gaming environment.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation partnered with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to co-design parent workshops to equip parents with the relevant gaming knowledge and have conversations about gambling within gaming.

Funding opportunity for researchers

Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program.

Cats say ‘no’ to sports betting ads at GMHBA

Geelong Cats' Harry Taylor passing a footy ball to a young girl

As part of its Love the Game partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Geelong Football Club has announced it will remove sports betting advertising from GMHBA Stadium.

New CEO For Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Janet Dore and Shane Lucas

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Shane Lucas as the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Participants needed for LGBTIQ+ gambling study

People who identify as LGBTIQ+ are invited to participate in a new study examining their gambling experiences.

Western Bulldogs captain loves the game, in Ballarat

Easton Wood giving out autographs

Easton Wood meets the local junior club in Ballarat as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Love the Game Sporting Club program. The Western Bulldogs, along all other Victorian elite clubs have renewed their partnership with the Foundation, saying no to sports betting sponsorship.

Early career researcher grants announced

Five new projects have been awarded a total of almost $250,000 as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s early career researcher grants.

Personal stories of recovery: gambling harm podcast

A new podcast exploring the depths of gambling-related harm through the eyes of people who have recovered has been launched at Banyule Community Health.

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