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Pokies gambling relapse: the (not-so) merry go round

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Understanding relapse and why people continue to gamble, despite the harmful consequences and the negative effects on those close to them, can help improve therapeutic treatment.

Supporting young people to know the score about gambling harm

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Helping young people navigate a world in which gambling has never been more accessible is the focus of the Foundation’s Be Ahead of the Game school education program.

Increasing money management skills in First Nations communities

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The financial counselling team at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service takes a positive approach to helping Community manage their money, and they’re seeing some deadly results.

Changing the way we talk about gambling harm

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After almost 12 challenging and fulfilling years, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will be closing on 30 June 2024.

Romsey Hotel seeks to install 50 pokies

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission will hear an application from Romsey Football Netball Club Inc to install 50 pokies at the Romsey Hotel (Shire of Macedon Ranges).

Commission approves additional five pokies at Clocks at Flinders Street Station

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The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission has approved an application from Doxa Community Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Clocks at Flinders Street Station (City of Melbourne) from 100 to 105.

Huntly Hotel seeks to install 40 pokies

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The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission has received an application from Cook Country Hotels Pty Ltd Inc to install 40 pokies at the Huntly Hotel, 592 Midland Highway (City of Greater Bendigo).

Commission approves additional 12 pokies at Hotel 520 on Sayers

On 4 December 2023, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission approved (with conditions) an application by Sayers Property Holdings Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hotel 520 on Sayers in Tarneit from 65 to 77.

Lived experiences of relapse

For people modifying their gambling behaviour, understanding that relapse is common can help reduce the stigma surrounding gambling harm, and build positive attitudes about help seeking.

No dead air: Schools Podcast Challenge

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Secondary school students in Melbourne’s west trained in media production and presentation while raising their awareness of the effects, risks and stigma associated with gambling harm.

You’re not in this alone

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The Foundation has released a new series of vodcasts, Let’s Talk Gambling, to share practical steps on how to support yourself or your loved ones through gambling harm.

Our year in review

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A review of work undertaken by the Foundation during 2023 demonstrated the breadth of work our staff and stakeholders have delivered to prevent and reduce gambling harm.

Addiction is not a brain disease – and it matters

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Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Eli Kotler considers the evolution of thinking about the brain and the mind and what it means for the understanding and treatment of addiction.

Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2023: community events wrap-up


The Foundation's partners in metropolitan and regional Victoria brought communities together during the week of 16–22 October to Talk. Share. Support. for Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2023.

New outcomes framework report sets baseline for addressing gambling harm in Victoria

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The Foundation’s Reducing gambling harm in Victoria: Outcomes framework baseline report 2022 is now available to download.

Parental factors and young people’s gambling

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A survey of young people about their use of both simulated and traditional gambling products found that early exposure to gambling is a risk factor for gambling harm.

Starting the conversation about gambling harm


The theme of this Gambling Harm Awareness Week is Talk. Share. Support. with an emphasis on starting a conversation with someone who may be experiencing gambling harm.

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