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News and media releases from 2020

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...

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.

New leadership for Responsible Gambling Foundation

Tass Mousaferiadis has been appointed the new chair and board member Monique Conheady has been appointed deputy chair of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation board. Mr Mousaferiadis succeeds the outgoing chair, Julie Ligeti, who has served in the role since 2016, championing the public health approach to gambling harm adopted by the Foundation. Ms Conheady’s appointment coincides with the resignation of Belinda Duarte, a Wotjobaluk and Dja Dja Wurrung descendent. The Foundation thanks Ms Legeti and Ms Duarte for their leadership and service.

Reconciliation Action Plan launch

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was launched at Parliament House in late November 2019.

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