News and media releases from 2014
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.
Persuasive gambling advertising is influencing how parents and children view gambling and may reinforce misconceptions, according to a new study funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.
Men gamble more often, with more money and are at greater risk of developing gambling problems than women, according to a new study commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.
The feelings of loss, guilt and regret are at the heart of a new campaign launched by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today that puts a name to those familiar feelings, reminding gamblers to stay within their limits.
With fewer than one in 10 people with gambling problems seeking formal counselling the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is working with doctors to promote early diagnosis and treatment.
A number of changes were recently made to the operation of Melbourne's Crown casino, including the introduction of new levies and taxes.
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.
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.
Gambling help services for Aboriginal communities in regional Victoria have been boosted with new services being launched today in the Loddon Mallee, Goulburn Valley and Gippsland regions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration between health and welfare services and gambling support services to help Victorians affected by gambling is the focus of a conference with over 300 health professionals in Melbourne today.
Problem gambling is a long-term condition and relapse is common, according to a new study released by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today, highlighting the need for prevention and early intervention programs.
New services for culturally diverse communities and a better service system for all Victorians are the key features of a brand new model for gambling help services unveiled by the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Edward O'Donohue today.
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.
Projects targeting young people, seniors, Vietnamese families, apprentices, at-risk gamblers and Chinese restaurant workers are being funded under a new program to prevent problem gambling.
Language and culture can affect the way Tamil and Chinese speaking people in Victoria perceive gambling and can prevent those with gambling problems from getting help according to a study by Monash university.
As a nation of passionate sports fans, we have seen sport change significantly in recent years. Sport is big business with as much attention focused on results as there is on the commercial benefits it brings. One of the most significant developments has been gambling on sport.