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Romsey Hotel seeks to install 50 pokies

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission will hear an application from Romsey Football Netball Club Inc to install 50 pokies at the Romsey Hotel (Shire of Macedon Ranges).

Commission approves additional five pokies at Clocks at Flinders Street Station

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The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission has approved an application from Doxa Community Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Clocks at Flinders Street Station (City of Melbourne) from 100 to 105.

Huntly Hotel seeks to install 40 pokies

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The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission has received an application from Cook Country Hotels Pty Ltd Inc to install 40 pokies at the Huntly Hotel, 592 Midland Highway (City of Greater Bendigo).

Commission approves additional 12 pokies at Hotel 520 on Sayers

On 4 December 2023, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission approved (with conditions) an application by Sayers Property Holdings Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hotel 520 on Sayers in Tarneit from 65 to 77.

Latest edition of Australian Gambling Statistics

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

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.

Victorians lose $1.58 billion on pokies in July - December 2022

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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.

Australian Racing Fact Book 2021–2022 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 2021–2022 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector. The fact book includes wagering turnover on thoroughbred racing.

Commission approves additional 15 pokies at McKinnon Hotel

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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.

Victorians lose $2.237 billion on pokies in 2021-22

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On 22 July 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2021-22 financial year.

Application for additional 23 pokies at Club Ringwood withdrawn

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On 1 April 2022, Kilsyth & Mountain District Basketball Association Inc withdrew its application for approval to increase the number of pokies at Club Ringwood from 82 to 105.

Commission refuses application for additional 10 pokies at Valley Inn Hotel in Geelong

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On 26 April 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission refused an application by A.P.D. Group Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Valley Inn Hotel in Geelong from 29 to 39.

Commission approves application for 50 pokies at new venue in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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On 31 January and 1 and 3 February 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission heard an application by Bay Road Hotel Pty Ltd for a new gaming venue with 50 pokies at The Silk Lounge, 388 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne (City of Melbourne). On 14 February 2022, the commission approved the application with conditions.

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).

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