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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.

Romsey Hotel seeks to install 50 pokies

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

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.

Growing wealth for First Nations clients

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Operating since 2006, the First Nations Foundation supports the financial aspirations of First Nations clients through education, locating millions of dollars of lost superannuation in the process.

Online gambling and limit setting

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A number of studies have looked at limit setting within Australia’s voluntary online gambling pre-commitment system, and considered whether it can effectively reduce gambling harm.

Gambling’s intergenerational burden

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Recent research has examined the ways children are harmed by their parents’ gambling with a survey canvassing the experiences of both children and parents in such households.

Get ready for Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2023

With Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2023 fast approaching (16 to 22 October), we encourage you to get involved and support the week. A range of resources and a handy promotional toolkit is now available to download from our website to help you support and promote the week through your networks.

Hotel 520 on Sayers seeks additional pokies

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission will conduct a hearing to determine the application it received from Sayers Property Holdings Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hotel 520 on Sayers, located in Tarneit (City of Wyndham), from 65 to 77.

Submission to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee of Parliament Inquiry

Submission to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) of Parliament Inquiry into the Victorian Auditor-General’s reports no. 99: Follow up of Regulating Gambling and Liquor (2019) and no. 213: Reducing the Harm Caused by Gambling (2021).

Loving the game gets personal for Geelong superstar

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Three-time All-Australian, Geelong premiership player and new dad Jeremy Cameron today reaffirmed his commitment as an ambassador for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Love the Game program.

Commonwealth inquiry into online gambling reflects Victorian expertise

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The Foundation’s CEO, Shane Lucas, agreed to a Q&A session on the recent inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm, drawing attention to how closely the 31 recommendations reflect the Foundation’s expert advice on preventing and reducing gambling harm.

Inquiry recommends ban on gambling advertising

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has welcomed the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm.

Introducing a free, creative program to help kids understand the risks of online gaming

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Primary schools can now access The Bridge, an innovative program that helps children understand the risks associated with online gaming and empowers them, through knowledge and critical thinking skills, to safely navigate the virtual gaming world. The Bridge is a curriculum-aligned program for upper primary students (years 5 and 6) that explores the risks of online games, some of which include gambling-like elements designed to keep players engaged and spending money. The program gives children an awareness of, and the tools to manage, the risks of online gaming and help protect them when they encounter gambling.

Keeping young people ahead of the game


The Foundation’s Love the Game’ month and Be Ahead of the Game schools program keep young people front and centre as we push back against the normalisation of gambling.

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