Tag Archive: Victoria Pokies

Croydon Hotel Gets 10 New Pokies

The Croydon Hotel in Maroondah, Melbourne has been granted ten new pokie machines. Despite opposition from responsible gambling advocates in the area, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation decided that the addition of new pokies would be largely positive for Maroondah. This week, the VCGLR approved the addition of ten new pokies at…

Shamrock Hotels Proceeds With The Addition of New Poker Machines

For the Shamrock Hotel’s request to add new pokies, it has been an uphill battle. For the past year, the hotel has been engaged in a battle with local residents over whether or not new pokies will be a beneficial addition to the Bendigo community. Now, the Shamrock Hotel will proceed with the installation of…

New Pokies For Victoria’s Bridge Inn Hotel

The Bridge Inn Hotel will soon add another 20 poker machines to its gaming floor. The decision to add new games was met with a great deal of criticism, but the venue’s owners will continue with their plan to increase the number of poker machines on the property. According to the Star Weekly, the issue…

TabCorp Faces Off Against Victorian Government in the High Court

For the past year, TabCorp and Tatts Group have been involved in legal battles with the Victorian government as both companies have sought compensation for having their poker machine duopoly disbanded. This month, Tatts Group had its request for compensation approved while TabCorp’s was denied – but the gaming provider will not go down without…

Victorian Clubs In Trouble For Community Benefit Claims

Pokie clubs across Australia benefit the local community by using their gaming profits to fund various programs and initiatives. In return for their community work, Victorian clubs are given an 8.33% tax cut – but, a recent report in the Herald Sun has found that the discount is not being used for its intended purpose….

AFL Pokie Profits Cited As A Reason For AFL Equalisation

Recent statistics have revealed that pokie clubs across the country have earned $88 million from pokie punters in the past year. The numbers are quite shocking, and serve as proof that AFL pokie profits are among the many reasons for equalisation measures that were introduced to even the playing field for AFL clubs. According to…

Doctors To Help Out Victorian Problem Gamblers

In many states across Australia, local governments have enacted various measures to reduce problem gambling rates. Most of these programs focus on setting limits for players and changing the rules in gaming venues, but the Victorian government’s latest initiative is a little bit different. In a new program, doctors across the state will be trained…

Liberals Agree That Crown Casino Deal Prevents Future Gambling Reform

The Victorian government recently passed a law that provides Crown Casino with a number of unique concessions. The casino operator will receive an extended gambling license, extra games and a compensation deal. Rather than denying that the agreement puts Crown Casino at a competitive advantage, the Victorian government continues to plan gambling reforms. The deal…

New ‘You’re Stronger Than You Think’ Gambling Ad Campaign

The New South Wales government has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging at-risk and problem gamblers to seek help. The new You’re Stronger Than You Think campaign endeavours to help problem gamblers get the help they need before it is too late. Problem gambling is an addiction that is very easy to hide. Unlike…

Councils Want Stricter Assessments for New Pokies

Whenever a venue in Victoria wants to add new pokie machines, local gaming and planning authorities must carry out assessments to determine the impact that the new games will have on the community. However, Victorian councillors are concerned that the assessments are not in-depth enough. According to a recent report in The Age, the Municipal…