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News and media releases from 2017

Australian Racing Fact Book 2016–2017 edition published

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A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2016–2017 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.

Commission grants application for additional 16 pokies at the Bendigo Club

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On 1 November 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Kilmore Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Bendigo Club in the City of Greater Bendigo from 44 to 60.

Commission refuses application for additional 20 pokies at Club Officer

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On 31 October and 13 November 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Pakenham Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Club Officer, in the Shire of Cardinia, from 60 to 80.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal affirms VCGLR decision to refuse 40 pokies at Commercial Hotel in South Morang

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The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will determine an appeal against the recent decision by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to refuse an application to introduce 40 pokies at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang.

Gambling harm costs Victorians $7 billion a year

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A Central Queensland University (CQU) study released in Melbourne today has calculated the cost of gambling harm in Victoria in 2014–15 at $7 billion.

Strong Foundation presence at national gambling conference in Melbourne

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Foundation research will feature heavily at the 27th annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) conference in Melbourne this week.

Board meets with Broadmeadows community support services

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Board was today treated to a special performance by Three Sides of the Coin, a theatre group led by Link Health and Community that uses the lived experience of its members to raise awareness about gambling harm.

Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at Portarlington Golf Club

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On 26 September 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Portarlington Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Portarlington Golf Club in the City of Greater Geelong from 55 to 65.

$200,000 For CALD Projects To Reduce Gambling Harm

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to grassroots culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) organisations for projects that offer assistance in combating harm from gambling in CALD communities.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (23–29 October 2017) provides an opportunity during Victoria’s peak betting season and the lead-up to Spring Racing Carnival to raise awareness of gambling harm and what it means to gamble responsibly.

Apprentices Launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined apprentices from Incolink’s Apprentice Prevention Education Project to launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2017 at RMIT University.

Commission grants application for additional 10 pokies at Berwick Springs Hotel

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On 29 August 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Zagame's Berwick Springs Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Berwick Springs Hotel in the City of Casey from 95 to 105.

News from the CEO: Celebrating family friendly football

Louise Glanville

I experienced one of the best events football has to offer when I attended the VFL men’s, VFL women’s and TAC Cup Grand Finals at Etihad Stadium over the weekend.

New gambling harm measures to be introduced

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The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new measures to be introduced to reduce the harms from gambling.

Gambling ads to be banned near schools, roads and public transport

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The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new laws that will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools.

Gambling ministers agree to stronger online gambling protections

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Commonwealth and state and territory gambling ministers recently met, for the third time, to establish a strong, consistent and best practice National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering.

Commission refuses application for new pokies venue at the Wellington at Botanical Gardens, White Hills

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On 4 July 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Bendigo Stadium Ltd to introduce 44 pokies at the Wellington at Botanical Gardens in the City of Greater Bendigo.

New gaming machine allocation system and tax rates announced

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The Victorian government has announced further details of the post-2022 gaming machine arrangements, including the allocation and pricing of future gaming machine entitlements, and new tax arrangements to apply from August 2022.

New funding for gambling research

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Applications for funding are now open for round nine of the foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program.

Victorians lose $2.609 billion on pokies in 2016–2017

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On 28 July 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2016–2017 financial year.

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