News and media releases from 2015
Stars and Renegades unite to separate betting from the ball
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.
New study shows gamblers betting and losing more
The first major study of gambling in Victoria in six years has found fewer people are having a punt, but those who do are losing more.
Clubs on board with separating gambling from 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.
Community objectors to be considered in EGM planning permit applications
On 12 October 2015, the Planning and Environment Amendment (Recognising Objectors) Act 2015 came into effect.
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.
Policy and advocacy function boosts Foundation role
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has welcomed the introduction of legislation in state parliament today to give it more influence to address harm from gambling.
Victorians lose $2.572 billion on pokies in 2014-2015
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2014-2015 financial year.
Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at the Wantirna Club
On 18 June 2015, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Richmond Football Club Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Wantirna Club from 87 to 97.
Former gamblers celebrate a decade of helping others to recover
Former gamblers are celebrating 10 years of helping others overcome their gambling issues at an event in Heidelberg today where the state's Gambler's Help peer program started in 2005.
Addressing problem gambling harm: Working with families and friends
The impact of problem gambling on the families and friends of gamblers is the focus of a new push from the body responsible for providing the state's gambling help services.
Commission refuses application for additional pokies at the Dromana Hotel
On 29 January 2015, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Molwin Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Dromana Hotel from 41 to 50.
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.
Sports betting embedded in Australian sporting culture
New research has shown that sports betting brands appear to be highly embedded in Australian sporting community culture and are a normal part of social conversations, particularly surrounding NRL and AFL games.