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News and media releases from 2020

Getting played: gaming as a gambling gateway during school holidays

With Australian children and adolescents conducting much of their schooling, socialising and gaming online through lockdown and now into the school holidays, supervising parents are being given a...

National Reconciliation Week shines a light

The Foundation was so enthusiastic about National Reconciliation Week 2020 that we kicked it off in early May. The first of four virtual events was led by...

Mitigating harm as the gambling landscape changes

For many families and communities around the globe, 2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year. Here in Victoria, even as the embers of a devasting bushfire season died,...

Fears of a gambling bounce as footy seasons restart

As kick-off approaches for the rescheduled 2020 National Rugby League (NRL) and Australian Football League seasons, experts are bracing for a tsunami of gambling advertising and inducements. After...

Foundation calls for applications to Grants for Gambling Research Program

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is pleased to invite applications for funding under our Gambling Research Program (Round 11). The program supports areas of study that inform...

Manage your online gambling

Online gambling is growing in popularity, with recent data showing that 19.2 per cent of Victorian adults who gamble do their betting online. This is likely to have...

Gambling transaction blocks on credit and debit cards

Several Australian banks and financial institutions have recently introduced options that allow customers to block gambling transactions on their credit and debit cards. Upon request, a block...

Scam ad impersonates the Foundation on Facebook

We are aware of a recent scam post on Facebook purporting to be a Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation ad. The scam post mistakenly refers to the “Victorian...

Knowing the risks of online gambling: essential during pandemic shutdown

The temporary closure of a range of businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that many Victorians who are required to stay at home for an extended...

Commission grants application for new venue with 60 pokies at Mt Atkinson Hotel in Truganina

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On 14 April 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Zahav (Aust) Pty Ltd to install 60 pokies at Mt Atkinson Hotel in Truganina (City of Melton).

Commission approves application for additional 10 pokies at Clifton Springs Golf Club

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On 14 April 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Clifton Springs Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Clifton Springs Golf Club (City of Greater Geelong) from 40 to 50.

Commission refuses application for pokies at Castello's Clyde North Hotel

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On 6 April 2020, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by Castello Daisey's Hotel Pty Ltd to install 100 pokies at Castello's Clyde North Hotel (City of Casey).

$500k for new research into gambling harm

Seven new research projects have been awarded funding under the annual Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 10) administered by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The projects have...

Gambling Harm Conference 2020 postponed

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has made the difficult decision to postpone our Gambling Harm Conference 2020: Every conversation counts. Our priority is to deliver a program...

Commission to determine application for additional six pokies at Sporting Legends Club

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application by Sporting Legends Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Sporting Legends Club in Sale (Shire of Wellington) from 74 to 80.

Kyvalley Tennis Club hitting aces

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In a dairy farming community in the Goulburn Valley, 304 of the 329 residents are members of the local tennis club. With such a high participation rate and a family-friendly feel, it’s no wonder the club won the Love the Game Community Sporting Club of the Year at the recent Victorian Sport Awards.

Vicsport encourages clubs to love the game

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will again team up with Vicsport in 2020 to encourage Victorian sporting clubs to love the game, not the odds. The cornerstone of...

Love the Game flexes girl power

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The signing up of the Melbourne Boomers, Melbourne Vixens and Netball Victoria to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Love the Game Sporting Club Program means it is now embedded...

Bushfire trauma and gambling

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The thoughts of the staff and board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation are with those whose lives have been affected by the recent bushfires that have ravaged large...

OAM honour to Three sides of the coin director

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Catherine Simmonds, the artistic director of Three sides of the coin, was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the performing arts in the January 2020 honours list.

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