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

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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

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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

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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.

New 14-day verification rules for online betting accounts

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New national rules have commenced that reduce the customer verification period for new online wagering (betting) consumers from 90 days to a maximum of 14 days.

Cashless gaming commences at Victorian venues

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Recent changes now enable Victorian hotels and clubs to provide cashless gaming to their customers.

Australian Racing Fact Book 2017–2018 edition published

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A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2017–2018 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.

Reclaim your life with the 100 Day Challenge

Take a break with the 100 Day Challenge

What would you do in 2019 with the time and money you could save by taking a break from gambling? The Foundation’s 100 Day Challenge advertising campaign will be on air until mid-February.

Commission grants application for additional six pokies at Ballarat Golf Club

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On 24 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Ballarat Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Ballarat Golf Club from 28 to 34.

Look after your welfare and your wallet this holiday season

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Christmas can be a stressful time of year. It's a time when routines are disrupted and financial demands increase, which can put pressure on your personal relationships and affect your mental health.

Commission grants application for additional 30 pokies at Geelong RSL

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 10 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Geelong RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Geelong RSL in the City of Greater Geelong from 42 to 72.

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