Tag Archive: Victoria Pokies

New ‘Win Back Your Life’ from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Across Victoria, we have seen lawmakers working hard to reduce spending among problem gamblers in the state. Over the course of the past few years, problem gambling in Victoria have dropped due to a number of new laws and government initiatives. This week, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched a new initiative called ‘Win…

VCGLR Provides Gambling and Liquor Information Sessions for Licensees

When a venue obtains a gambling or a liquor license, the owner must demonstrate that alcohol will be served responsibly and that staff are trained in responsible gambling measures. However, it is not uncommon for venue owners to not have the most up-to-date information – and, new information sessions from the Victorian Commission for Gambling…

Victorians Spent $2.5 Billion On Pokies Last Year

Recently, Victorian politicians have passed several legislations that endeavour to reduce problem gambling rates across New Zealand. The use of headphones while playing pokies and ATMs in clubs have been banned by the local government, and these measures have had a positive effect on the gambling market. According to The Age, Victorian punters lost $2.5…

Victorian Tavern In Gisborne Gets New Pokies

The Victorian government has been quite strict about granting new pokie licenses, scrutinizing every proposal that is presented. So, the Victorian Tavern in Gisborne must have made a very good case for itself because the Victoria Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regular (VCGLR) has granted the venue permission to add eight new poker machines. This…

Victoria Residents Oppose New Crown Casino Hotel

Crown Melboure is making some big changes to its property, and the company is making plans with local developers to potential accommodation. A 400-room hotel in a ‘mega tower’ is one option, but local residents are not thrilled about the idea. This week, it was announced that Crown is in talks with Schiavello Group to…

Victorian Government Reviews 25-Year Pokie License Request

The Victorian government is currently in the process of reviewing the pokie industry’s request to expand gaming machine entitlements. Should local politicians decide to bow to the demands, pokie clubs will be able to extend their entitlements until at least 2035. The reason that gaming clubs have requested an extension is that their current 10-year…

“Our Pain, Napthine Gain”: Victoria Pokie Clubs to Fight Tax Hike

In Victoria, politicians have recently imposed a number of restrictions on poker machines. The state government has worked hard to reduce the potential harm of gambling addiction, and clubs have gone along with the changes – until now. Local clubs are now fighting new changes, as the local government aims to impose a tax hike….

Pokie Operator Could Get $450 Million From Victoria State Government

Tatts Group and TabCorp were none too pleased when their pokie duopoly was cancelled by the State of Victoria. The two groups sought compensation and justice, and the ruling has taken quite some time to be handed down. Now, the Supreme Court is finally weighing in on the matter, which could result in Tatts Group…

Greens Table Bill for $1 Pokie Limit in Victoria

In the fight for pokie reform, The Greens have become well-known for their commitment to introducing $1 betting limits. The party’s plans failed on a national level, and they were not well received in Tasmania. Now, The Greens have set their sights on the Victorian gambling market, and they hope to introduce a law in…

VCGLR Reminds Club Owners to Review Their Codes of Conduct

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has recently issued a notice for local club and pub owners. The commission wants to ensure that all license holders review their Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self-exclusion Programs. The deadline is July 18, 2014. The VCGLR has offered up two helpful guides to help club…