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Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at the Wantirna Club

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On 18 June 2015, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Richmond Football Club Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Wantirna Club from 87 to 97.

Commission refuses application for additional pokies at the Dromana Hotel

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On 29 January 2015, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Molwin Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Dromana Hotel from 41 to 50.

Changes to Crown casino levy and taxes

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A number of changes were recently made to the operation of Melbourne's Crown casino, including the introduction of new levies and taxes.

VCAT sets aside VCGLR decision and grants application for additional pokies at the Braybrook Hotel

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On 25 September 2014, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) granted the application by the Bakers Arms Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the amount of pokies it operates at the Braybrook Hotel from 31 to 45.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at the Pakenham Hotel

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On 18 August 2014, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Castello Pakenham Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Pakenham Hotel from 50 to 70.

Commission grants application for additional nine pokies at the Dandenong Club

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On 14 August 2014, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Dandening Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Dandenong Club from 94 to 103.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at the Swan Hill Club

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On 29 July 2014, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Murray Downs Golf and Country Club Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Swan Hill Club from 35 to 55.

Commission grants application for additional 20 pokies at the Foundry Hotel Complex

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On 28 June 2014, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Drayton Manor Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Foundry Hotel Complex from 25 to 45.

Victorian Government introduces pokies tax changes

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On 14 May 2014, the tax rate on electronic gaming machines (EGMs) at some hotels and clubs increased by 4.2 per cent.

Greyhounds Entertainment

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Greyhound Promotions Pty Ltd applied for an amendment to its venue operator's license to increase the number of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) operating at Greyhounds Entertainment from 93 to 102.

Darebin City Council v Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

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Grandview Hotel Victoria Pty Ltd was granted a license for 50 electronic gaming machines (EGMs) by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.

Melbourne City Council v Kingfish Victoria

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This is the first combined gaming and planning review proceeding where the tribunal has upheld the gaming approval but refused the planning approval.

Collingwood Football Club

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Collingwood Football Club applied for an amendment to its license to add 8 electronic gaming machines (EGMs), increasing its EGMs from 80 to 88.

Mount Alexander Shire Council v Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

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The Maryborough Highland Society lodged a license application for 65 pokies with the former Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation (VCGR) in October 2011.

Francis Hotel Pty Ltd v Melbourne City Council

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The Francis Hotel Pty Ltd applied for a license and planning permit for 32 electronic gaming machines (EGMs) for the Francis Hotel located on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne CBD.

Melkat Pty Ltd v Campaspe Shire Council

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As the operator of the Caledonian Hotel in Echuca, Melkat Pty Ltd wanted to install electronic gaming machines (EGMs) and was required to apply for a permit.

Maryborough Highland Society Inc.

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Maryborough Highland Society applied for an amendment to their license to increase their electronic gaming machines (EGMs) from 56 to 59.

Royal Hotel Benalla

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Royal Hotel Benalla applied for an amendment to their license to increase their electronic gaming machines (EGMs) from 20 to 30. If approved, the hotel said it would increase its financial contributions to the community.

Rennie v Darebin City Council

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This case represents a successful challenge to a pokies installation made by a local resident, by objecting to the grant of a planning permit by the council. In its finding, the tribunal stated that an assessment of the social and economic impacts of pokies was required under planning legislation as well as during the licence application hearing by the commission.

Macedon Ranges SC v Romsey Hotel

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The Romsey Hotel decision influenced how applications for gaming machines are heard at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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