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Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation and AFL Victoria's Love The Game Round, funding opportunities for Gambling Harm Awareness Week, loot box senate inquiry, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.

Loving the game in the Western suburbs

Love the game round

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s acting CEO, Craig Swift, today congratulated AFL Victoria for its commitment to reducing the exposure of young people to sports betting advertising.

This weekend, AFL in Victoria to focus on loving the game, not the odds

Love the game round

In an environment in which sports betting advertising is prolific, and sport and betting are increasingly seen as going hand-in-hand, we have an obligation to engage with young people and inform them about the risks and potential harms associated with gambling, according to Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation acting CEO Craig Swift.

Some life lessons from the best and fairest

Scott West

AFL Hall of Famer Scott West was considered one of the hardest working and most sportsman-like of footy players. His career spanned 16 seasons and 324 games for the Western Bulldogs, winning a record seven Charlie Sutton medals as best and fairest for the club. In life, as in the game, he’s widely regarded as a bloke who tells it as it is. Here he advises young players of today – as well all young people – how to keep themselves safe, and when to make a stand.

Front of mind with Louise Glanville

Louise Glanville

In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation's research agenda 2018-2022, funding opportunities for early career researchers, public awareness campaign The 100 Day Challenge, Reclink Community Cup, Love The Game Round, prevention programs, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.

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.

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

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

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.

AFL Victoria 2018 'Love the Game' themed round

AFL season launch

As part of AFL Victoria's commitment to address social issues affecting the community, each of these organisations will have state wide themed rounds during the 2018 season, including our very own 'Love The Game' round in July.

News from the CEO: Celebrating family friendly football

Louise Glanville

I experienced one of the best events football has to offer when I attended the VFL men’s, VFL women’s and TAC Cup Grand Finals at Etihad Stadium over the weekend.

Geelong Football Club commits to responsible gambling charter

Love the game

Geelong Football Club has become the latest sports team to say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.

Football Federation Victoria separates gambling from their game

Love the game

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today announced Football Federation Victoria (FFV) has signed the foundation’s Love the Game Responsible Gambling Charter and will say no to gambling sponsorship.

Melbourne Rebels sign Responsible Gambling Charter

Melbourne Rebels sign Responsible Gambling Charter

The Melbourne Rebels have signed the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter, standing shoulder to shoulder with an impressive line-up of elite sporting teams saying no to gambling sponsorships.

Cricket Victoria encourages young people to love the game, not the odds

Cricket Victoria Signing the charter

Cricket Victoria is the latest sporting group to say no to gambling sponsorships by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.

Melbourne Victory Football Club renews commitment to responsible gambling charter

Love the game

Melbourne Victory Football Club were one of the first elite sporting clubs to sign the Responsible Gambling Charter back in 2013. The club were trailblazers, recognising that betting had fundamentally changed the way fans were experiencing sport and taking the admirable step to forgo sponsorships with sports betting providers.

Melbourne Football Club commits to responsible gambling charter

Love the game

Melbourne Football Club is the latest Victorian club to walk away from sponsorships with sports betting companies and commit to furthering responsible gambling practices in their venues.

Carlton says no to sports betting partnerships

Love the game

Along with a new coach and a new leadership team Carlton Football Club is continuing in its quest to set higher standards for values and behaviour as the latest club to say no to deals with sports betting companies.

Tigers latest club to say no to sports betting partnerships

Serge Sardo, Brendon Gale and Jane Garrett with a signed responsible gambling charter

Richmond Football Club is the latest team to join the majority of Victoria's AFL clubs in saying no to sports betting partnerships as part of a movement to separate gambling from the game.

Stars and Renegades unite to separate betting from the ball

Love the game

Today both Melbourne Big Bash cricket teams signed a commitment to protect young people from the risks of gambling as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's sporting clubs program.

Clubs on board with separating gambling from the game

Love the game

A majority of Victorian AFL clubs, including three-time flag winners Hawthorn, along with Hyundai A-league premiers Melbourne Victory, have today signed a commitment to protecting young people from the risks of gambling.

Sport and gambling today - Are we loving the odds more than the game?

A panel of prominent Victorians, including AFL Premiership medal holder and former gambler Brent Guerra, Western Bulldogs President, Peter Gordon and Melbourne Victory chief, Ian Robson, will debate the issue of sport and gambling in the modern age at a forum next week.

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