On 18 August 2014, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Castello Pakenham Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Pakenham Hotel from 50 to 70.
The Cardinia Shire Council did not make a submission on the application.
On 9 September 2014, the commission granted the application subject to conditions.
On 29 June 2016, the commission subsequently granted an application by Castello Pakenham Hotel Pty Ltd to amend the conditions that are outlined in the above decision.
In particular, the commission granted an extension to 30 September 2016 for the substantial completion of works at the Pakenham Hotel.