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Gambling harm in three distinct communities

New research shows that people with an intellectual disability who gamble on the pokies are unlikely to be aware of the potential for negative consequences, which is a clear...

Commission to hear application for 50 pokies at new venue in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Victorian Commission of Gaming and Liquor Regulation

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application by Bay Road Hotel Pty Ltd for a new gaming venue with 50 pokies at The Silk Lounge, 388 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne (City of Melbourne).

Ballarat to pilot new gambling screening tool

Health care professionals in Ballarat will pilot a new Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation developed screening tool, which aims to connect treatment and support for people who struggle with gambling....

E-sports a breeding ground for young punters: study

Gamer to gambler by Caleb Bond. Published by Sunday Herald Sun, Melbourne, 29 August 2021. Young Australians are being sucked into the vortex of gambling addiction at...

Commission approves application for additional 12 pokies at Kyabram Club

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On 24 August 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Kyabram Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Kyabram Club (Shire of Campaspe) from 53 to 65.

Commission refuses application for additional eight pokies at Robin Hood Hotel

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On 19 July 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by Jayeesar Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Robin Hood Hotel (City of Ballarat) from 20 to 28. On 16 August 2021, the commission published the reasons for its decision.

Victorians lose $1.565 billion on pokies in 2020-21

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On 23 July 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.

Connecting with customers is Number One

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While venues have closed on and off through the COVID-19 pandemic, venue workers still need to update their qualifications and that’s kept Venue Support Worker Di Grimble very busy.

The long tail of emergency response

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People fleeing the 2019-20 bushfires needed food and shelter but also financial support. Mike Kirkness from Latrobe Community Health Service was one of the financial counsellors on the frontline.

Light in the COVID-19 tunnel

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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).

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,...

Australian Racing Fact Book 2019–2020 edition published

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Racing Australia recently published the latest edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book. A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2019–2020 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector. The fact book includes wagering turnover on thoroughbred racing, greyhound racing, harness racing and sports betting.

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.

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...

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