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News and media releases from 2019

Addressing the blurry line between monetised gaming and gambling

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation partnered with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to co-design parent workshops to equip parents with the relevant gaming knowledge and have conversations about gambling within gaming.

Funding opportunity for researchers

Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program.

Cats say ‘no’ to sports betting ads at GMHBA

Geelong Cats' Harry Taylor passing a footy ball to a young girl

As part of its Love the Game partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Geelong Football Club has announced it will remove sports betting advertising from GMHBA Stadium.

New CEO For Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Shane Lucas as the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Participants needed for LGBTIQ+ gambling study

People who identify as LGBTIQ+ are invited to participate in a new study examining their gambling experiences.

Western Bulldogs captain loves the game, in Ballarat

Easton Wood signing

Easton Wood meets the local junior club in Ballarat as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Love the Game Sporting Club program. The Western Bulldogs, along all other Victorian elite clubs have renewed their partnership with the Foundation, saying no to sports betting sponsorship.

Early career researcher grants announced

Five new projects have been awarded a total of almost $250,000 as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s early career researcher grants.

Personal stories of recovery: gambling harm podcast

A new podcast exploring the depths of gambling-related harm through the eyes of people who have recovered has been launched at Banyule Community Health.

New 14-day verification rules for online betting accounts

Close up of the definition of legislation in a dictionary

New national rules have commenced that reduce the customer verification period for new online wagering (betting) consumers from 90 days to a maximum of 14 days.

Cashless gaming commences at Victorian venues

Rows of pokie machines with shallow depth of field.

Recent changes now enable Victorian hotels and clubs to provide cashless gaming to their customers.

Australian Racing Fact Book 2017–2018 edition published

A male writing ideas on a glass board at an office and explaining it to a group of four

A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2017–2018 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.

Reclaim your life with the 100 Day Challenge

Take a break with the 100 Day Challenge

What would you do in 2019 with the time and money you could save by taking a break from gambling? The Foundation’s 100 Day Challenge advertising campaign will be on air until mid-February.

Commission to determine application for additional 20 pokies at Hogan's Hotel

Illustration of a daily desk calendar showing day 16 with 'Pokies' written on it. Pages from earlier days are flying off the calendar: 15 Sports betting, 14 Casino table games, 13 Lotteries, 12 Scratchies, 11 Race betting.

On 2 April 2019, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Hogan's Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Hogan's Hotel in Wallan from 45 to 65.

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