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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

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.

New rules to restrict gambling advertising during online streaming of live sport

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved new rules restricting gambling advertising during live sport streamed online.

Commission releases review of Crown casino licence

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has released the Sixth Review of the Casino Operator and Licence.

Feedback sought on Victorian wagering and betting licence

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The Department of Justice and Regulation has released a discussion paper to seek views from industry and the community on current and future wagering and betting licensing arrangements in Victoria.

Australian government seeking submissions on loot boxes

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

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

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In this edition Louise discusses: National Reconciliation Week, gambling harm in Aboriginal communities, Love The Game, Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change, Inside Gambling.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: CALD prevention grants, the International Gambling Conference hosted in New Zealand, The Foundation's public awareness campaign 'Harm starts earlier than you think', Communications Legislation Amendment Bill submission, Love The Game.

Update on changes to EFTPOS in pokies venues

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Amendments to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 passed by the Victorian Parliament late last year include changes to the amount of money accessible by EFTPOS in hotels and clubs operating pokies and the actions staff are required to take when customers wish to withdraw cash.

Foundation attends Senate inquiry on banning of gambling advertisements during live sport

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In December 2017, the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee commenced an inquiry on the Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017.

Credit betting ban for online wagering providers to commence on 17 February

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Legislative amendments to commence on 17 February 2018 will ban online wagering providers, such as online bookmakers, from offering credit to Australian punters. This includes offering punters a deferred settlement facility.

New gambling harm measures to be introduced

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The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new measures to be introduced to reduce the harms from gambling.

Gambling ads to be banned near schools, roads and public transport

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The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new laws that will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools.

Gambling ministers agree to stronger online gambling protections

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Commonwealth and state and territory gambling ministers recently met, for the third time, to establish a strong, consistent and best practice National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering.

New gaming machine allocation system and tax rates announced

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The Victorian government has announced further details of the post-2022 gaming machine arrangements, including the allocation and pricing of future gaming machine entitlements, and new tax arrangements to apply from August 2022.

Gambling ministers agree on stronger consumer protections for online gambling

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On 27 April 2017, the Australian Government reached an in-principle agreement with state and territory gambling ministers to introduce reforms to provide stronger consumer protections for online gambling.

Australian Government announces gambling advertising ban during live sport

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The Australian Government recently announced that it will introduce changes to ban gambling advertisements during live sports programs before 8.30 pm. These changes will apply on commercial television, commercial radio, subscription television, SBS and online platforms.

Hawthorn Football Club required to make $66,000 donation for conducting unauthorised gambling

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On 23 March 2017, the Melbourne Magistrates' Court ordered Hawthorn Football Club Ltd to comply with a diversion plan after the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation alleged the club had conducted unauthorised gambling at its approved venue trading as Vegas at Waverley Gardens between 28 and 31 March 2016.

Sherbourne Terrace penalised for modifying gaming room without approval

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The Melbourne Magistrates' Court has ordered Caszur Nominees Pty Ltd into a diversion plan for modifying the gaming machine area at the Sherbourne Terrace in Shepparton without seeking the approval of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regul

Minister issues guidelines for pokies venues at residential developments

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The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation has issued decision-making guidelines for the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to consider when determining an application for the approval of new pokies premises located in a building that includes permanent residential accommodation.

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