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Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation and AFL Victoria's Love The Game Round, funding opportunities for Gambling Harm Awareness Week, loot box senate inquiry, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.

Loving the game in the Western suburbs

Love the game round

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s acting CEO, Craig Swift, today congratulated AFL Victoria for its commitment to reducing the exposure of young people to sports betting advertising.

This weekend, AFL in Victoria to focus on loving the game, not the odds

Love the game round

In an environment in which sports betting advertising is prolific, and sport and betting are increasingly seen as going hand-in-hand, we have an obligation to engage with young people and inform them about the risks and potential harms associated with gambling, according to Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation acting CEO Craig Swift.

Playing the home game

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At the age of 21, John* had lost everything. Two years later, he’s on the way back.

Some life lessons from the best and fairest

Scott West

AFL Hall of Famer Scott West was considered one of the hardest working and most sportsman-like of footy players. His career spanned 16 seasons and 324 games for the Western Bulldogs, winning a record seven Charlie Sutton medals as best and fairest for the club. In life, as in the game, he’s widely regarded as a bloke who tells it as it is. Here he advises young players of today – as well all young people – how to keep themselves safe, and when to make a stand.

Five minutes with Darren Crocker

Five minutes with Darren Crocker

In the week leading up to the AFL Victoria 2018 “Love the Game” themed round, we caught up with Darren Crocker. Darren was a versatile North Melbourne player for 14 years, notching up 165 games, with a few injuries in between. He is currently North Melbourne’s Director of Coaching and Midfield Coach. Darren particularly appreciates the “Love the Game” round because it serves as a reminder to fans, club officials and players that the game, at the grass roots or professional level, retains its pure spirit, despite the increasingly aggressive presence of sports betting promotions and advertising.

Collingwood FC demonstrates commitment to tackling gambling harm

Love the game round

“The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is encouraged to learn that another of Victoria’s AFL clubs, Collingwood FC, has made the decision to rescind its interests in gaming,” the Foundation’s acting CEO, Craig Swift, said this afternoon.

Celebrate the game, not the odds at this weekend's Love the Game round

Love the game round

During 20-22 July, elite and community sporting clubs will put aside traditional rivalries to unite players, clubs and fans to focus on our shared love of the game, not the odds. The round is designed to remind kids that sport and betting don't have to go together and encourage parents, coaches and others to talk to kids about gambling, especially the risks they face.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation's research agenda 2018-2022, funding opportunities for early career researchers, public awareness campaign The 100 Day Challenge, Reclink Community Cup, Love The Game Round, prevention programs, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

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.

Review of the Foundation’s Love the Game Sporting Club Program

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In 2014 the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation launched our Love the Game Sporting Club Program in response to community concern about the convergence of sport and gambling. The program was designed to shift our focus away from gambling and back to the love of sport. It aimed to highlight gambling and sports betting as a community issue and inform people about the risks of gambling harm.

Attitudes to gambling – latest Victorian data

A male writing ideas on a glass board at an office and explaining it to a group of four

Stigma remains a significant issue for people experiencing gambling harm, with more than 50 per cent of adults who participated in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s 2017 community attitudes survey declaring most people would think less of a person who struggles with their gambling.

Foundation applauds Melbourne FC’s bold decision to phase out pokies

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation CEO Louise Glanville has welcomed Melbourne Football Club’s announcement today that it plans to divest itself of gaming machines as a source of revenue.

AFL Victoria 2018 'Love the Game' themed round

AFL season launch

As part of AFL Victoria's commitment to address social issues affecting the community, each of these organisations will have state wide themed rounds during the 2018 season, including our very own 'Love The Game' round in July.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: our prevention partnership program, grants for regional and rural Victoria, CALD prevention grants, Reclink Australia, Mallee District Aboriginal Services, Anglicare Victoria's financial literacy programs, The Foundation's normalisation awareness campaign 'The Talk', Love The Game.

Time for ‘the talk’ with your kids… the gambling talk

A father speaking to his son

Parents are encouraged to have a conversation with their teenage children about the risks and potential harms of gambling under the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s latest marketing campaign, The Talk, now running on TV, radio and online.

News from the CEO: Celebrating family friendly football

Louise Glanville

I experienced one of the best events football has to offer when I attended the VFL men’s, VFL women’s and TAC Cup Grand Finals at Etihad Stadium over the weekend.

Geelong Football Club commits to responsible gambling charter

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Geelong Football Club has become the latest sports team to say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.

Football Federation Victoria separates gambling from their game

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today announced Football Federation Victoria (FFV) has signed the foundation’s Love the Game Responsible Gambling Charter and will say no to gambling sponsorship.

Melbourne Rebels sign Responsible Gambling Charter

Melbourne Rebels sign Responsible Gambling Charter

The Melbourne Rebels have signed the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter, standing shoulder to shoulder with an impressive line-up of elite sporting teams saying no to gambling sponsorships.

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