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Cashless gaming commences at Victorian venues

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Recent changes now enable Victorian hotels and clubs to provide cashless gaming to their customers.

Commission to determine application for additional 20 pokies at Hogan's Hotel

Illustration of a daily desk calendar showing day 16 with 'Pokies' written on it. Pages from earlier days are flying off the calendar: 15 Sports betting, 14 Casino table games, 13 Lotteries, 12 Scratchies, 11 Race betting.

On 2 April 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Hogan's Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hogan's Hotel in Wallan from 45 to 65.

Commission grants application for additional six pokies at Ballarat Golf Club

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On 24 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Ballarat Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Ballarat Golf Club from 28 to 34.

Commission to determine application for additional 43 pokies at Polish Community Association in Geelong

Illustration of a daily desk calendar showing day 16 with 'Pokies' written on it. Pages from earlier days are flying off the calendar: 15 Sports betting, 14 Casino table games, 13 Lotteries, 12 Scratchies, 11 Race betting.

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Polish Community Association in Geelong Inc to increase the number of pokies at White Eagle House from 35 to 78.

Commission grants application for additional 30 pokies at Geelong RSL

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On 10 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Geelong RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Geelong RSL in the City of Greater Geelong from 42 to 72.

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Altona RSL

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On 4 December 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Altona RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Altona RSL from 58 to 80.

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

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Dandenong RSL

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On 24 September 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Dandenong Cranbourne RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at Dandenong RSL from 63 to 74.

Commission grants application for additional seven pokies at Leopold Sportsman's Club

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On 21 September 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Leopold Sportsman's Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Leopold Sportsman's Club in the City of Greater Geelong from 35 to 42.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at Castello's Cardinia Hotel

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On 23 and 24 August 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Castello Cardinia Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Castello's Cardinia Hotel in the Shire of Cardinia from 50 to 70.

Commission grants application for additional 17 pokies at Powell Hotel

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On 3 September 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application from Castello Powell Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Powell Hotel in the City of Maribyrnong from 30 to 47

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at Lynbrook Hotel

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On 31 July 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application from Lynbrook Tavern Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Lynbrook Hotel in the City of Casey from 55 to 75.

Gambling-like apps: not suitable for children

Louise speaking at Taking Action conference

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation-funded CQUniversity research led by Professor Matthew Rockloff suggests there may be a role for legislative intervention to play in preventing harm from electronic gaming machine/pokies-themed apps.

Commission grants application for additional 15 pokies at Torquay Hotel

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On 7 June 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from TTHL Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Torquay Hotel from 30 to 45.

Victorians lose $2.695 billion on pokies in 2017–2018

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On 27 July 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2017–2018 financial year.

Playing the home game

Love the game round

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

Commission grants application for additional 15 pokies at Darebin RSL

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On 13, 20 and 27 April 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Darebin RSL Sub-Branch Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Darebin RSL from 65 to 80.

Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at the Tiger's Clubhouse

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On 5 and 6 April 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Werribee Football Club Limited to increase the number of pokies at The Tiger's Clubhouse in Hoppers Crossing from 75 to 85.

Commission grants application for additional 5 pokies at Horsham Sports & Community Club

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On 26 March 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Horsham Sports & Community Club Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Horsham Sports & Community Club from 78 to 83.

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

Love the game

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.

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