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Light in the COVID-19 tunnel

Shane Lucas

Foundation CEO Shane Lucas discusses the Foundation’s submission to the Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne and the establishment of a telehealth Community of Practice.

Crown Royal Commission & the Foundation

The Foundation’s submission to the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence provided evidence based on contemporary research into the broad social impact of gambling-related harm.

Commission refuses application for 40 pokies at Royal Hotel in Koo Wee Rup

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On 30 April 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by KWR Hotels Pty Ltd to install 40 pokies at the Royal Hotel in Koo Wee Rup (Shire of Cardinia).

Commission approves application for 70 pokies at new venue in Truganina

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On 1 April 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Werribee Football Club Limited for a new gaming venue with 70 pokies at Club Tarneit, 115 Woods Road in Truganina (City of Wyndham).

Investigating impacts of COVID-19 on gambling harm

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in new research to examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the gambling environment and the implications for associated behaviours and harm....

VAGO performance audit

When the Foundation was established in 2012, our core responsibility was to ensure that people negatively affected by gambling could access effective treatment and support services. Since then,...

ABA consultation supports restrictions on credit cards for gambling

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Commission approves application for additional 11 pokies at Waurn Ponds Hotel

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On 18 November 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Waurn Ponds Management Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Waurn Ponds Hotel (City of Greater Geelong) from 70 to 81.

Supporting more Victorians to address gambling harm

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More Victorians are being supported to address gambling harm, with an additional $660,000 for migrant and refugee communities, and community sporting clubs. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne today announced extra funding for two Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation programs during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (19–25 October).

Grand Final week ideal time to talk about gambling harm

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (19–25 October), which this year coincides with AFL Grand Final week, was today launched at a virtual event highlighting the risks sports betting can pose to young men, including footy players.

New board members bring diverse expertise

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Chair Tass Mousaferiadis today welcomed the Victorian Government’s appointment of Alison Roberts and Lee Crockford to the Foundation’s board.

Managing our response to COVID-19

We are genuinely “all in this together” – Foundation staff and partners have been as one with the broader Victorian community as we have experienced the shock of the...

SMART’s nifty shift online

by Leith Hillard SMART by name and smart in practice, the Self-Management and Recovery Training program run by EACH Box Hill is a local version of...

Walking past the pub with the pokies

Lachlan McKenzie shares his personal story and experience with gambling harm. by Lachlan McKenzie My first job involved lots of travel to country towns with not...

Dialling up Peer Connection

Peer Connection, gambling harm, gambling support, peer support, gambling

Reclink Connect on the ball

Changing the lives of people experiencing disadvantage for the better – this lies at the heart of the strategic partnership between the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) and Reclink....

The safest bet for your tax refund

How to avoid gambling away your tax return, or tax refund

Applications for statewide multicultural service now open

Grant applications are invited for a multicultural organisation to deliver a new statewide service for migrant and refugee communities affected by gambling harm. The successful applicant will deliver...

The Foundation becomes a Supply Nation member

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has become a member of Supply Nation, putting us in touch with Australia’s largest database of verified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses....

Letter to the editor: Betting 'bonanza' during AFL footy festival

Almost a third of Victoria’s sports bettors are men aged 18-24 who’ve grown up believing footy and gambling are intrinsically linked. Last year, Australia’s gambling industry spent $232...

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