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$500k for new research into gambling harm

Seven new research projects have been awarded funding under the annual Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 10) administered by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The projects have...

Gambling Harm Conference 2020 postponed

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has made the difficult decision to postpone our Gambling Harm Conference 2020: Every conversation counts. Our priority is to deliver a program...

Commission to determine application for additional six pokies at Sporting Legends Club

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application by Sporting Legends Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Sporting Legends Club in Sale (Shire of Wellington) from 74 to 80.

Kyvalley Tennis Club hitting aces

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In a dairy farming community in the Goulburn Valley, 304 of the 329 residents are members of the local tennis club. With such a high participation rate and a family-friendly feel, it’s no wonder the club won the Love the Game Community Sporting Club of the Year at the recent Victorian Sport Awards.

Vicsport encourages clubs to love the game

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will again team up with Vicsport in 2020 to encourage Victorian sporting clubs to love the game, not the odds. The cornerstone of...

Love the Game flexes girl power

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The signing up of the Melbourne Boomers, Melbourne Vixens and Netball Victoria to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Love the Game Sporting Club Program means it is now embedded...

Bushfire trauma and gambling

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The thoughts of the staff and board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation are with those whose lives have been affected by the recent bushfires that have ravaged large...

OAM honour to Three sides of the coin director

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Catherine Simmonds, the artistic director of Three sides of the coin, was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the performing arts in the January 2020 honours list.

Commission to determine application for 100 pokies at Castello's Clyde North Hotel

Illustration of a daily desk calendar showing day 16 with 'Pokies' written on it. Pages from earlier days are flying off the calendar: 15 Sports betting, 14 Casino table games, 13 Lotteries, 12 Scratchies, 11 Race betting.

On 3 March 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application by Castello Daisey's Hotel Pty Ltd to install 100 pokies at Castello's Clyde North Hotel (City of Casey).

Commission to determine application for 60 pokies at Mt Atkinson Hotel in Truganina

Illustration of a daily desk calendar showing day 16 with 'Pokies' written on it. Pages from earlier days are flying off the calendar: 15 Sports betting, 14 Casino table games, 13 Lotteries, 12 Scratchies, 11 Race betting.

On 3 March 2020, the Victorian Commision for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application by Zahav (Aust) Pty Ltd to install 60 pokies at Mt Atkinson Hotel in Truganina (City of Melton).

Reconciliation Action Plan launch

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was launched at Parliament House in late November 2019.

Commission to determine application for additional 10 pokies at Clifton Springs Golf Club

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On 31 March 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application by Clifton Springs Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Clifton Springs Golf Club (City of Greater Geelong) from 40 to 50.

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

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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

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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.

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