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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.

Commission refuses application for new pokies venue at Officer Hotel

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On 4 and 10 April 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Station Hotel Officer Pty Ltd to introduce 80 pokies at the Officer Hotel in the Shire of Cardinia.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: our new websites, Melbourne Football Club's commitment to phase out pokies, Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.

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

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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.

Update on changes to EFTPOS in pokies venues

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Amendments to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 passed by the Victorian Parliament late last year include changes to the amount of money accessible by EFTPOS in hotels and clubs operating pokies and the actions staff are required to take when customers wish to withdraw cash.

Victorians lost $13 million more on the pokies in past six months

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On 29 January 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the six months from July to December 2017.

Commission grants application for additional 16 pokies at the Bendigo Club

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On 1 November 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Kilmore Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Bendigo Club in the City of Greater Bendigo from 44 to 60.

Commission refuses application for additional 20 pokies at Club Officer

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On 31 October and 13 November 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Pakenham Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Club Officer, in the Shire of Cardinia, from 60 to 80.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal affirms VCGLR decision to refuse 40 pokies at Commercial Hotel in South Morang

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The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will determine an appeal against the recent decision by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to refuse an application to introduce 40 pokies at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang.

Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at Portarlington Golf Club

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 26 September 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Portarlington Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Portarlington Golf Club in the City of Greater Geelong from 55 to 65.

Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at Berwick Springs Hotel

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 29 August 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Zagame's Berwick Springs Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Berwick Springs Hotel in the City of Casey from 95 to 105.

New gambling harm measures to be introduced

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The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new measures to be introduced to reduce the harms from gambling.

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