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Commonwealth inquiry into online gambling reflects Victorian expertise

Shane Lucas CEO

The Foundation’s CEO, Shane Lucas, agreed to a Q&A session on the recent inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm, drawing attention to how closely the 31 recommendations reflect the Foundation’s expert advice on preventing and reducing gambling harm.

Getting played: gaming as a gambling gateway during school holidays

With Australian children and adolescents conducting much of their schooling, socialising and gaming online through lockdown and now into the school holidays, supervising parents are being given a...

Gambling transaction blocks on credit and debit cards

Several Australian banks and financial institutions have recently introduced options that allow customers to block gambling transactions on their credit and debit cards. Upon request, a block...

Scam ad impersonates the Foundation on Facebook

We are aware of a recent scam post on Facebook purporting to be a Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation ad. The scam post mistakenly refers to the “Victorian...

Knowing the risks of online gambling: essential during pandemic shutdown

The temporary closure of a range of businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that many Victorians who are required to stay at home for an extended...

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