Tag Archive: Victoria Pokies

Crown Melbourne Wants Over 1000 24-Hour Parking Spaces

Crown Melbourne is currently spending millions of dollars on an expansion to attract younger clientele. To accommodate the new visitors, the casino will need plenty more parking, and the operator has applied for more than 1200 new 24-hour spaces. The casino operator has requested that 1283 existing spaces be made into 24-hour parking. Currently, the…

VCGLR Missing Pokie Inspections

Out of all the Australian states, Victoria seems to have adopted the most proactive strategy for reducing problem gambling rates. However, the state seems to be falling behind when it comes to enforcing particular laws, as the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has missed its inspection targets by thousands this year. According to…

Heston Blumenthal Opens Restaurant at Crown Melbourne

Crown Casinos are luxury venues that provide patrons with the finer things in life. Food, accommodation and entertainment are always top notch – and James Packer is enhancing the experience for patrons of Crown Melbourne as Heston Blumenthal will soon be opening a casino on the property. Heston Blumenthal is a household name for foodies….

Inspections at Crown Casino May Get the Axe

In Victoria, the Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation takes its job very seriously by constantly monitoring the state’s biggest casino. Now, due to budget cutbacks, the commission may have to reduce its presence in the casino. At any time of day, inspectors from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation are at Crown…

Crackdown on Criminals at Victoria Gambling Venues

This week, Victorian politicians have taken a strong stance against the presence of bikies and organized crime figures at local casinos and race tracks. Over the past few years, hundreds of bikies have been excluded from Crown Melbourne and local authorities have decided that enough is enough. Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has started a crackdown…

Victoria’s Pokie Tax Bill Withdrawn

The Victorian government’s proposal for an increase on poker machine taxes was a controversial mood, but politicians insisted that it would benefit the community. Now, there has been enough backlash from opponents that the Napthine government has finally been forced to withdraw the bill. The movement against the bill was started by poker machine club…

Man Spends Own Money On Problem Gambling Campaign

Problem gambling is becoming a significant issue among Australians. While the government has taken steps to curb problem gambling rates across the country, some individuals feel that more can be done. Paul Bendat is one such person, and he has spent $70 000 of his own money on a campaign to promote pokie reform. As…

MP Fights Pokie Tax Increase in Victoria

The Victorian government has recently announced its plans to increase poker machine taxes. While the decision was opposed by industry professionals, politicians seemed to stand behind the increase. Now, MP Geoff Shaw is speaking out against the tax hike in hopes that he can stop pokie clubs from paying more for their games. The pokie…

New Law Could Place Restrictions on Pokies in Hobson’s Bay

In Hobson’s Bay, residents spent over $47 million on poker machines in 2013. Local councillors want to reduce pokie losses in coming years, and a new law may help them do so by restricting certain venues from adding new gaming machines to their operations. According to the Herald Sun, the Altona Sport Club in Hobson’s…

Community Groups Fight Pokie Tax Increase

A new tax will be imposed on poker machines in April, and local community groups are not pleased. They are fighting against the tax, as they claim it will hurt their funding. It is a well-known fact that profits from pokies are used to fund a wide range of community groups and initiatives. Every year,…