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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.

Latest edition of Australian Gambling Statistics

This edition of Australian Gambling Statistics contains 2020–2021 gambling statistics for all Australian states and territories.

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.

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

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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.

On the frontline of gambling harm and intimate partner violence

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As Gambler’s Help services continue to expand their knowledge of the effect gambling and intimate partner violence can have on each other, a therapeutic counsellor shares her insights.

Gambling with their future: teenage gamers and pathways to gambling

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As community alarm grows about gambling devices appearing in video games aimed at young people, research explores the links between gaming among adolescents and their gambling as young adults.

A safe and social space

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In response to a marked increase in GP visits in the Latrobe Valley from people experiencing loneliness, an innovative new project is ‘prescribing’ sport and recreational activities.

Game-changers: how European regulators are tackling gambling harm

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Financial Counselling Australia’s Lauren Levin recently travelled to eight European countries on a Churchill Fellowship to better understand their gambling harm prevention measures and what Victoria can learn.

Local hero Scott Pendlebury loves the game, not the odds

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Collingwood legend and new Love the Game ambassador Scott Pendlebury is disturbed that saturation advertising is making kids think gambling on sport is part of the game.

Commission approves additional 40 pokies at Grosvenor Hotel

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On 19 April 2023, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission approved (with conditions) an application by GRHO Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Grosvenor Hotel in Balaclava from 22 to 62.

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