Tag Archive: Victoria Pokies

Manningham Council Wants to Restrict Pokie Club Locations

In Manningham, the city council aims to reform gaming laws in order to help curb problem gambling rates. The proposed amendments will tell investors where they can open new gaming venues and expand existing venues across the area. Joe Carbone, who is the chief executive of the council, states that the amendment is based on…

Footballers Promote Responsible Gambling In New Ad Campaign

In Victoria, about 30 000 residents are considered problem gamblers. To help curb problem gambling rates, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has teamed up with footballers Sam Mitchell and Scott Pendlebury for a campaign that encourages punters to gamble responsibly. The new ad campaign is called Bet Regret, and it features both players talking about…

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…