News and media releases from 2022
Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 12).
VGCCC will hear an application from McKinnon Hotels Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the McKinnon Hotel from 45 to 60.
The Foundation has piloted an innovative new program in Ballarat, which equips allied health professions with a new way of screening patients to determine the best treatments to get them back on track. It will increase access to, and training for, practitioners who operate within the mental health, alcohol and other drugs sectors and are treating people vulnerable to gambling harm.
On 22 July 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2021-22 financial year.
The Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, proud of our partnership approach and our solid research base.
The Foundation’s Principal Clinical Advisor Tony Clarkson addressed the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the place of the gambling treatment sector within the broader suite of mental health and alcohol and other drug services.
A webinar series on gambling-related risks for young people developed by Bethany Community Support is designed to help parents understand the immersive world of online gaming, and introduce them to support services across the Barwon and Great South Coast regions.
It shocked me to learn through recent media reports that an average of 948 gambling ads are shown every single day on free-to-air TV in Victoria. Worse,...
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today welcomed the announcement by Hawthorn Football Club that it has finalised arrangements to completely divest itself of pokies. With the sale...
Victorians experiencing gambling harm will now have access to a new self-help program at their fingertips, thanks to a new app developed by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The free Reset app offers people insight into why they gamble and provides strategies for tracking and managing gambling behaviours.
On 1 April 2022, Kilsyth & Mountain District Basketball Association Inc withdrew its application for approval to increase the number of pokies at Club Ringwood from 82 to 105.
While bingo is usually seen as a bit of harmless fun, researchers set out to understand how people from disadvantaged communities experience bingo, and what steps need to be taken to reduce the risk of harm.
New research examines how young adults use mobile phone sports betting. While sports betting apps normalise gambling, the data they gather can help us understand the potential for risks and harms. Do policy settings on sports app gambling need to change?
May is Love the Game month when the Foundation’s elite and community sporting partners unite and push back against the normalisation of sports betting among young people.
On 26 April 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission refused an application by A.P.D. Group Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Valley Inn Hotel in Geelong from 29 to 39.
New Nielsen data released today shows expenditure on gambling ads on Victorian free-to-air TV was more than three times the spend on alcohol advertising during 2021, and the number of gambling ads has skyrocketed.
Melbourne Victory and Western United football clubs will be rivals on the field tomorrow, but off it they stand united with competitor clubs in New South Wales and South Australia against the intrusion of gambling promotions into their game. Five of Australia’s 12 A-League men’s clubs have signed up to gambling harm prevention programs in their respective states, making a commitment to refuse sports betting sponsorship and declaring that they’re ‘in it for the game’.
The idea of talking to someone who gets it – a marketing approach adopted by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation last year to encourage help seeking – is...
Victoria’s 10 AFL clubs and AFL Victoria have renewed their Love the Game (LTG) partnerships through to October 2024, by which time all will have been free of sports betting sponsorships for at least five years.
This piece was published in the Ballarat Courier on 8 March 2022. I refer to The Courier's 2 March 2022 sports betting advertorial and want to...