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Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at Watsonia RSL Sub-Branch

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On 21 November 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Watsonia RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at Watsonia RSL Sub-Branch from 83 to 103.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at The Meeting Place

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On 28 and 29 November 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Doxa Social Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at The Meeting Place from 56 to 76.

Commission refuses application for new pokies venue at Commercial Hotel, South Morang

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On 8 December 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group Pty Ltd to introduce 40 pokies at the Commercial Hotel in the City of Whittlesea.

Commission grants application for additional eight pokies at Bentleigh Club

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On 14 November 2016 the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Melbourne Football Club Limited to increase the number of pokies at the Bentleigh club from 80 to 88.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at Warragul Sporting & Social Club

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On 26 October 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Warragul Sporting and Social Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Warragul Sporting & Social Club in the Shire of Baw Baw from 80 to 100.

Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at The Coach and Horses

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On 10 October 2016 the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Collingwood Football Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at The Coach and Horses from 80 to 90.

Commission grants application for additional 12 pokies at Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch

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On 29 September 2016 the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the club from 81 to 93.

Responsible gambling: Past, present and future

Cover of the Responsible Gambling: Past, present and future background paper

The foundation has released a new background paper on responsible gambling to coincide with Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal review upholds decision to refuse Sporting Legends pokies application

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The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has affirmed the decision made by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to refuse an application by the Sporting Legends Club in Sale to install an additional six pokies at its clubrooms.

Commission grants application for additional 15 pokies at Stawell Harness Racing Club

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On 5 July 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Stawell Harness Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the club from 30 to 45.

Victorians lose $2.617 billion on pokies in 2015–2016

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Victoria spent $45 million, or 1.7 per cent, more on the pokies in 2015–2016 than during 2014–2015.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at Warragul Country Club

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On 17 June 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from the Warragul Country Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the club from 60 to 80.

Licensed venues map

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has upgraded its interactive map to include hotels and clubs with pokies, as well as Keno and wagering outlets.

Survey of financial counsellors and clients released

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Financial Counselling Australia has released a new report, Problem Gambling Financial Counselling: Survey and Case Studies. The report is based on two surveys of specialist problem gambling financial counselling agencies conducted in late 2015.

New wagering advertising code from the Australian Association of National Advertisers

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The Australian Association of National Advertisers has released a self-regulatory communication code in relation to wagering advertising and marketing that will cover Australian licensed wagering operators, such as TABs and online bookmakers (often referred to in public discussion as sports betting companies).

Commission grants application for additional 14 pokies at Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club

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On 15 March 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from the Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the club in the Shire of Alpine from 26 to 40.

Assessing gambling-related harm in Victoria: a public health perspective

Assessing gambling related harm in Victoria

This report examines the nature of harm associated with gambling, and the amount of harm occurring in the Victoria community.

Commission grants application for 29 pokies at Valley Inn Hotel in Geelong

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On 10 February 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from APD Group Pty Ltd to install 29 pokies at the Valley Inn Hotel in the City of Greater Geelong.

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