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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.

Cricket Victoria encourages young people to love the game, not the odds

Cricket Victoria Signing the charter

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 renews commitment to responsible gambling charter

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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.

New campaign helps parents pose the questions we should be asking teens about gambling

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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 commits to responsible gambling charter

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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.

Carlton says no to sports betting partnerships

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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.

Tigers latest club to say no to sports betting partnerships

Serge Sardo, Brendon Gale and Jane Garrett with a signed responsible gambling charter

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.

Stars and Renegades unite to separate betting from the ball

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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.

Clubs on board with separating gambling from the game

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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.

Hawks and Vixens join forces on responsible gambling

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AFL Premiers Hawthorn Football Club and Trans-Tasman League Premiers the Melbourne Vixens have joined forces with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to promote responsible gambling.

Collingwood takes the lead on responsible gambling

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Collingwood Football Club is taking a leadership role off the field as the latest sporting club to sign the responsible gambling charter and commit to protecting young people from the risks of gambling.

The room fell silent

The room full of jovial young footballers at Clayton Football club fell silent last Thursday night when Foundation ambassador Matt Torcasio shared his personal story of how he won his battle with problem gambling.

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