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Latest edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics

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This edition contains 2016–2017 gambling statistics for all Australian states and territories.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation's third biennial conference—Gambling Harm 2018: Taking Action for Change, new research, Gambling Harm Awareness Week, awareness campaign 'The Talk', the formation of a lived experience advisory committee.

Young men vulnerable to betting inducement ads

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Betting operators are using direct marketing channels, like SMS, to advertise inducements to regular sports and racing bettors – predominantly young men – that effectively encourage them to gamble more frequently and with larger amounts of money, thereby increasing their risk of harm.

Gambling-like apps: not suitable for children

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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.

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.

More Research Funding To Reduce Gambling Harm

Minister Marlene Kairouz MP at the launch of early career research grants 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will provide a further $300,000 in grants for early career researchers to study Victoria’s gambling behaviours and ways to reduce harm. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s (VRGF) grants program and Research Agenda 2018–2022 at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

$300k for gambling harm early career researcher projects

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The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, today invited applications for up to six individual gambling harm-related early career researcher projects, with a total funding pool of $300,000 GST excl. available.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: National Reconciliation Week, gambling harm in Aboriginal communities, Love The Game, Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change, Inside Gambling.

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.

New study to shine light on Victorian gambling

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A new major study examining the impact gambling has on the health outcomes of Victorians has been announced by Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz.

Attitudes to gambling – latest Victorian data

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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.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: CALD prevention grants, the International Gambling Conference hosted in New Zealand, The Foundation's public awareness campaign 'Harm starts earlier than you think', Communications Legislation Amendment Bill submission, Love The Game.

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

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

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.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: gambling harm, prevention, early intervention, support, research program, Gambler's Help, Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study, sports betting, gambling advertising, Commonwealth legislation, prevention grants, awareness campaigns.

Australian Racing Fact Book 2016–2017 edition published

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A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2016–2017 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.

Gambling harm costs Victorians $7 billion a year

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A Central Queensland University (CQU) study released in Melbourne today has calculated the cost of gambling harm in Victoria in 2014–15 at $7 billion.

Strong Foundation presence at national gambling conference in Melbourne

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Foundation research will feature heavily at the 27th annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) conference in Melbourne this week.

New funding for gambling research

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Applications for funding are now open for round nine of the foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program.

Victorians lose $2.609 billion on pokies in 2016–2017

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 28 July 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2016–2017 financial year.

New report shows gambling problems and mental illness frequently occur together

Problem gambling in people seeking treatment for mental illness

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today released a research report that shows problem gambling prevalence in gamblers who attended mental health services was eight times higher than in the Victorian general population, with one in two gamblers experiencing some level of gambling harm.

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