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Foundation-funded researcher awarded ABC residency

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A gambling researcher funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation since 2013 has been awarded one of the ABC’s highly-prized Top Five residencies for 2019

Commission to determine application for additional 25 pokies at Players Hotel

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Castello's Players Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Players Hotel in Dandenong from 25 to 50.

Foundation cited in the British Medical Journal

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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

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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.

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’.

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.

Commission to determine application for additional 10 pokies at Monbulk Bowling Club

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Monbulk Bowling Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Monbulk Bowling Club from 30 to 40.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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