We can’t avoid saturation levels of gambling advertising on free-to-air television. But there’s no public scrutiny of the targeted marketing of harmful products such as gambling going straight to mobile devices.
There’s a lot of talk about cashless gambling in the news. What is it, what are its predicted benefits and drawbacks, and where does Victoria sit on its potential implementation?
On 27 January 2023, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission released figures on pokies expenditure for the first half of the 2022-23 financial year. In total, $1.58 billion was lost in Victoria at the pokies between 1 July and 31 December 2022.
Racing Australia recently published the latest edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book. A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2021–2022 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector. The fact book includes wagering turnover on thoroughbred racing.
On 13 December 2022, VGCCC approved an application from McKinnon Hotels Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the McKinnon Hotel from 45 to 60.
The Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, proud of our public health approach and our funded research which provides a solid evidence base in the push for reform and the development of innovative partner programs.
A panel of healthcare professionals consider the value of an in-consultation screening question inviting patients to disclose gambling harm alongside other health issues, and improving pathways to services for those seeking help.
A gambling harm module incorporated into a men’s behaviour change program running in the Upper Murray gives participants the opportunity to understand the effects of gambling within the context of family violence.
With a dramatic increase in the popularity of in-game microtransactions such as loot boxes, researchers are alert to their gambling-like properties which can influence the behaviour of gamers and lead to gambling harm.
First Nations community leaders Cormach Evans and Dr Luke Martin yarn about healthcare equity and the importance of a connection to Country in social and emotional wellbeing.
Ballarat’s All-In initiative brought together healthcare organisations, businesses, sporting clubs and community groups to commit to actions to raise awareness of gambling harm, reduce stigma, encourage help seeking and promote alternative recreation.
Storytelling, art workshops, food, fun and friendships: looking back on Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2022 community events
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from people who have personal experience of gambling harm, including as an affected other, to join our Lived Experience (LEX) Advisory Committee.
Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 12).
On 22 July 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2021-22 financial year.
The Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, proud of our partnership approach and our solid research base.
The Foundation’s Principal Clinical Advisor Tony Clarkson addressed the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the place of the gambling treatment sector within the broader suite of mental health and alcohol and other drug services.