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News and media releases from 2013

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.

Social support helps build resilience to gambling triggered by stress

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New research indicates people with gambling problems are more likely than recreational gamblers to increase their gambling activity in response to challenging life situations such as financial concerns, physical illness, relationship or family stress, work problems and mental health issues.

Launch video showcases ‘Gambling’s not a game’ and KidBet

'Gambling's not a game' aims to engage young people, parents, teachers, schools, sporting clubs and the wider community about the risks of gambling to young people.

Premier surprises ‘Fight for you’ heroes with a personal thank you

Our 'Fight for the real you' campaign heroes were honoured at an intimate event on Thursday 5 September 2013 at Parliament House, and received quite a surprise when the Premier of Victoria popped in to say thank you in person.

New studies on changing gambling environments and stigma

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A new series of studies are set to investigate the stigma around problem gambling and how changing gambling environments affect people and the way they gamble.

2,500 people take on the 100 Day Challenge to tackle gambling problems

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation chief executive officer Serge Sardo says the high number of participants reflects how people with gambling problems have identified with the campaign heroes and felt motivated to reach out for support.

New agenda to drive innovative gambling research

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An exciting program of research is underway at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation with a number of new opportunities for gambling research expected in the coming months.

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.

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.

Pilot study to inform future problem gambling treatment research

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Investigators from Flinders University have completed the first randomised control trial to compare the effectiveness of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy in treating people with gambling problems.

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.

Fight for you hero Matt meets his sporting idols

Fight for the real you’ campaign participant Matt Torcasio rubbed shoulders with his sporting idols at the Collingwood Football Club Community Cup breakfast this morning.

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.

Inspiring stories drive successful problem gambling campaign

After one hundred challenging days, the four brave faces of the 'Fight for the real you' campaign have emerged stronger and more in control of their gambling.

Counsellors back new problem gambling training and research program

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Counsellors tackling problem gambling have welcomed plans to establish a new clinical training and research program ultimately leading to better treatment for people with gambling problems.

Boost for problem gambling treatment and research

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will enhance its clinical training and research activities over the next year to support the delivery of high quality services for people affected by gambling.

Select Committee releases gambling advertising report

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee has released its report into advertising and the promotion of gambling services in sport.

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.

Sports betting advertising: only one issue facing the community

While the proliferation of sports betting advertising is dominating the media spotlight, other aspects of gambling also need community attention.

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