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Commission approves application for additional 12 pokies at Kyabram Club

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On 24 August 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Kyabram Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Kyabram Club (Shire of Campaspe) from 53 to 65.

Commission refuses application for additional eight pokies at Robin Hood Hotel

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On 19 July 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by Jayeesar Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Robin Hood Hotel (City of Ballarat) from 20 to 28. On 16 August 2021, the commission published the reasons for its decision.

Victorians lose $1.565 billion on pokies in 2020-21

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On 23 July 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.

Commission refuses application for 40 pokies at Royal Hotel in Koo Wee Rup

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On 30 April 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by KWR Hotels Pty Ltd to install 40 pokies at the Royal Hotel in Koo Wee Rup (Shire of Cardinia).

Commission approves application for 70 pokies at new venue in Truganina

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On 1 April 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Werribee Football Club Limited for a new gaming venue with 70 pokies at Club Tarneit, 115 Woods Road in Truganina (City of Wyndham).

Australian Racing Fact Book 2019–2020 edition published

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Racing Australia recently published the latest edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book. A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2019–2020 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector. The fact book includes wagering turnover on thoroughbred racing, greyhound racing, harness racing and sports betting.

Commission approves application for additional 11 pokies at Waurn Ponds Hotel

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On 18 November 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Waurn Ponds Management Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Waurn Ponds Hotel (City of Greater Geelong) from 70 to 81.

Commission grants application for new venue with 60 pokies at Mt Atkinson Hotel in Truganina

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On 14 April 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Zahav (Aust) Pty Ltd to install 60 pokies at Mt Atkinson Hotel in Truganina (City of Melton).

Commission approves application for additional 10 pokies at Clifton Springs Golf Club

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On 14 April 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Clifton Springs Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Clifton Springs Golf Club (City of Greater Geelong) from 40 to 50.

Commission refuses application for pokies at Castello's Clyde North Hotel

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On 6 April 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by Castello Daisey's Hotel Pty Ltd to install 100 pokies at Castello's Clyde North Hotel (City of Casey).

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.

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