Tag Archive: Victoria Pokies

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…

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…