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Application for new venue with 52 pokies by Ellinbank Football & Netball Club withdrawn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Ellinbank Football & Netball Club Inc has withdrawn the application it made to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation for approval of a new gaming venue with 52 pokies at Club Newmason in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.

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.

Commission refuses application for additional 25 pokies at Players Hotel

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On 1 August 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Castello's Players Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Players Hotel in Dandenong from 25 to 50.

VCAT refuses application for additional pokies at Glenroy RSL

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On 18 April 2019, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) upheld a decision by Moreland City Council to refuse to amend a planning permit condition to allow an additional 10 pokies to be installed at the Glenroy RSL premises.

Commission approves application for additional 20 pokies at Hogan's Hotel

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On 9 May 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Hogan's Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hogan's Hotel in Wallan from 45 to 65.

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Polish Community Association in Geelong

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On 12 April 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Polish Community Association in Geelong Inc to increase the number of pokies at White Eagle House from 35 to 78.

New 14-day verification rules for online betting accounts

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New national rules have commenced that reduce the customer verification period for new online wagering (betting) consumers from 90 days to a maximum of 14 days.

Cashless gaming commences at Victorian venues

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Recent changes now enable Victorian hotels and clubs to provide cashless gaming to their customers.

Australian Racing Fact Book 2017–2018 edition published

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A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2017–2018 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.

Commission grants application for additional six pokies at Ballarat Golf Club

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On 24 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Ballarat Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Ballarat Golf Club from 28 to 34.

Commission grants application for additional 30 pokies at Geelong RSL

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On 10 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Geelong RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Geelong RSL in the City of Greater Geelong from 42 to 72.

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Altona RSL

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On 4 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Altona RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Altona RSL from 58 to 80.

Feedback sought on Victorian keno licence

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The Department of Justice and Regulation is seeking the community's views on current and future keno licensing arrangements in Victoria.

Australian government completes inquiry on loot boxes

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The Environment and Communications References Committee of the Australian Senate has completed its inquiry into the extent to which gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items, sometimes referred to as 'loot boxes', may be harmful.

Post-2022 gaming machine entitlements allocated

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has updated its Entitlements Register to show hotel and club venue operators allocated entitlements to operate gaming machines from August 2022

Latest edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics

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This edition contains 2016–2017 gambling statistics for all Australian states and territories.

Victorian point of consumption tax for wagering and sports betting

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Victoria has passed legislation to introduce a point of consumption tax (POCT) for wagering and sports betting from 1 January 2019. The Victorian POCT will be payable by wagering and betting operators on the revenue derived from wagers and bets of customers located in Victoria.

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Dandenong RSL

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On 24 September 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Dandenong Cranbourne RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at Dandenong RSL from 63 to 74.

Commission grants application for additional seven pokies at Leopold Sportsman's Club

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On 21 September 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Leopold Sportsman's Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Leopold Sportsman's Club in the City of Greater Geelong from 35 to 42.

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