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News and media releases from 2014

Collingwood takes the lead on responsible gambling

Love the game

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.

Workplace gambling hurting employers

Victorian employers are being urged to protect themselves and their workers with new evidence showing gambling is a growing risk for business.

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.

Victorian Government introduces pokies tax changes

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

On 14 May 2014, the tax rate on electronic gaming machines (EGMs) at some hotels and clubs increased by 4.2 per cent.

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.

Many ways to gamble, many ways to get help

With only one in 10 people with gambling problems reaching out for help, a new advertising campaign and website - gamblershelp.com.au - have been launched to promote help services.

Evidence shows people with gambling problems often experience other problems

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Research highlighting the multiple health and social problems that people with gambling problems can experience is the focus of a new paper from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Matt takes control of his gambling

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

Greyhounds Entertainment

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

Greyhound Promotions Pty Ltd applied for an amendment to its venue operator's license to increase the number of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) operating at Greyhounds Entertainment from 93 to 102.

$2.4m boost for prevention of gambling-related harm

Funding for projects to reduce gambling-related harm is being boosted to $2.4 million under a new prevention program from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Fight for you wins Media Campaign of the Year

The powerful Fight for you 100 Day Challenge campaign created by McCann Melbourne for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has won Media Campaign of the Year in the 2013 AdNews Awards.

Gambling problems among people receiving treatment for substance abuse

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New research suggests about 14 per cent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse also experience problems with gambling.

What happens after 100 days?

A follow up to last year’s highly successful Fight for the real you campaign, Fight for you take 2 follows up two of the participants, almost 12 months on.

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