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Stars and Renegades unite to separate betting from the ball

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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

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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.

Sports stars share their regrets to champion Bet Regret

For every problem gambler in Victoria, there are three to four others who are at risk of developing problems.

Hawks and Vixens join forces on responsible gambling

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AFL Premiers Hawthorn Football Club and Trans-Tasman League Premiers the Melbourne Vixens have joined forces with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to promote responsible gambling.

A-league players look after their teammates when it comes to gambling

A-league players have been learning how to look after themselves and their teammates when it comes to gambling from foundation's 'Gambling's not a game' team as part of the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) player inductions.

A-league adopts responsible gambling education for players

A-league football teams in Australia and New Zealand will receive responsible gambling education from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation as part of Professional Football Australia’s player induction program.

Collingwood takes the lead on responsible gambling

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Collingwood Football Club is taking a leadership role off the field as the latest sporting club to sign the responsible gambling charter and commit to protecting young people from the risks of gambling.

Sons of the West

To mark the launch of the Western Bulldogs’ Sons of the West men’s health program, the Club hosted a free Men’s Health Expo on Sunday, 18 May at Victoria University Whitten Oval.

The room fell silent

The room full of jovial young footballers at Clayton Football club fell silent last Thursday night when Foundation ambassador Matt Torcasio shared his personal story of how he won his battle with problem gambling.

Matt takes control of his gambling

Meet Matt, a 27 year old tradie who has battled with gambling for seven years.

Ballarat sports clubs focus on love of game, not odds

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Ballarat sporting clubs have become the first community clubs in Victoria to join the Foundation’s ‘Gambling’s not a game’ responsible gambling program to protect young people from the risks of gambling.

Behind the scenes with Collingwood FC

A behind the scenes clip of Collingwood Football Club’s responsible gambling ambassadors Travis Cloke and Luke Ball making a video to promote responsible gambling has aired on ‘The Club’, Collingwood’s own TV show.

Daniel Ward shares his experiences with Chelsea FC

Former Melbourne AFL footballer and ‘Fight for the real you’ participant Daniel Ward gave a presentation about responsible gambling and his own experience of battling a gambling addiction at Chelsea Football Club on Tuesday 13 August 2013.

Daniel Ward visits VFL club Box Hill Hawks

Former AFL Footballer and ‘Fight for the real you’ campaign participant Daniel Ward spoke to VFL club Box Hill Hawks last night as part the Foundation’s partnership with AFL Victoria.

Melbourne Victory stars share responsible gambling tips with teens

Twenty teens got the rare opportunity to play ball with Melbourne Victory stars Adrian Leijer, Matthew Foschini and Nick Ansell in a special training session on Monday 8 July 2013.

Gamble Responsibly: Collingwood unites with Responsible Gambling Foundation

The biggest club in the AFL is putting its considerable weight behind the responsible gambling message by joining forces with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Carlton Blues tackle responsible gambling through mentoring program

Carlton Football Club and the Northern Football League will partner with Banyule Community Health Gambler's Help Northern to promote responsible gambling and provide support to young footballers at risk of developing gambling problems.

Geelong Cats kick off partnership to promote responsible gambling

The Geelong Cats will sign a new partnership deal to highlight responsible gambling as an opener to Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

Scoring goals for responsible gambling

Football and netball players across Victoria will play in a special round of competition this weekend in recognition of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

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