News and media releases: Love the Game
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has become the latest sports team to say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.
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.
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.
Cricket Victoria is the latest sporting group to say no to gambling sponsorships by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.
Melbourne Victory Football Club were one of the first elite sporting clubs to sign the Responsible Gambling Charter back in 2013. The club were trailblazers, recognising that betting had fundamentally changed the way fans were experiencing sport and taking the admirable step to forgo sponsorships with sports betting providers.
Parents are being urged to talk to teenage sports fans about the risks of gambling in a new campaign by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.
Melbourne Football Club is the latest Victorian club to walk away from sponsorships with sports betting companies and commit to furthering responsible gambling practices in their venues.
Along with a new coach and a new leadership team Carlton Football Club is continuing in its quest to set higher standards for values and behaviour as the latest club to say no to deals with sports betting companies.
Richmond Football Club is the latest team to join the majority of Victoria's AFL clubs in saying no to sports betting partnerships as part of a movement to separate gambling from the game.
Today both Melbourne Big Bash cricket teams signed a commitment to protect young people from the risks of gambling as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's sporting clubs program.
A majority of Victorian AFL clubs, including three-time flag winners Hawthorn, along with Hyundai A-league premiers Melbourne Victory, have today signed a commitment to protecting young people from the risks of gambling.
A panel of prominent Victorians, including AFL Premiership medal holder and former gambler Brent Guerra, Western Bulldogs President, Peter Gordon and Melbourne Victory chief, Ian Robson, will debate the issue of sport and gambling in the modern age at a forum next week.