News and media releases from 2015
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.
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.
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.
On 12 October 2015, the Planning and Environment Amendment (Recognising Objectors) Act 2015 came into effect.
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.
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.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2014-2015 financial year.
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 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.
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.
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.
For every problem gambler in Victoria, there are three to four others who are at risk of developing problems.
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.