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Reducing the Risk sports forum

The vulnerability of sports people to gambling harm was highlighted at a recent AFL Players Association (AFLPA) forum, ‘Reducing the Risk’. Supported by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the forum involved researchers, psychologists and industry experts discussing gambling risks for professional and community sportspeople.

Shifting the goal posts on sports betting

Most people under 25 have never experienced a time when sport and betting were considered separate activities. They’re the first generation to be exposed to saturation gambling advertising from...

Melbourne Victory and Cricket Victoria still love the game

The Foundation is pleased to announce that Melbourne Victory and Cricket Victoria have re-signed with the Love the Game Sporting Club Program, which means they will continue...

Anna Bardsley, Victorian Senior of the Year award recipient

Photo of a smiling woman with short, curly grey hair, wearing a bright scarf and holding a trophy in the form of a sculptural and brightly coloured glass vase.

The Foundation’s Lived Experience Advisory Committee member Anna Bardsley was the recipient of the Healthy and Active Living Award at this week’s Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.

Application for new venue with 52 pokies by Ellinbank Football & Netball Club withdrawn

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Ellinbank Football & Netball Club Inc has withdrawn the application it made to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation for approval of a new gaming venue with 52 pokies at Club Newmason in Warragul.

Encouraging all women to love the game

Anna Teague

It’s fitting that this Women’s Health Week falls in the midst of the Swisse Wellness VFL Women's Love the Game finals series. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is delighted to be caught up in the footy fever, sharing the naming rights to this month’s competition.

Commission approves application for additional 10 pokies at Monbulk Bowling Club

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On 19 August 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Monbulk Bowling Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Monbulk Bowling Club from 30 to 40.

Commission refuses application for additional 25 pokies at Players Hotel

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On 1 August 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Castello's Players Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Players Hotel in Dandenong from 25 to 50.

Sports heroes of tomorrow learn about life and leadership

A group of AFL Barwon sporting leaders have embraced the opportunity to meet and learn from Victoria’s most experienced professional athletes. The young footballers and netballers...

Foundation-funded researcher awarded ABC residency

Researcher Dr Alex Russell

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

Foundation cited in the British Medical Journal

Kristal Yeung, Kate Scalzo, David Hunt and Rosa Billi of the Research and Evaluation team.

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

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

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.

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