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Help For Friends and Family of Problem Gamblers

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

When it comes to problem gambling, many people forget about the distress experienced by the friends and family of problem gamblers. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is now reaching out to these individuals with a new campaign. Mumbrella reports that McCann Melbourne has created a television advert for the cause. The campaign features interviews with…

Football Club Gets Rid of Pokies

Across Australia, plenty of sports clubs generate funding from poker machines at their venues. Recently, several clubs have decided to depend less on pokie profits, and the latest team to take this step is the Geelong Football Club. This week, the Geelong Football Club announced that it is going to get rid of its poker…

VCGLR Head Resigns

Bruce Thompson, chairman of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has resigned. The new Labour government has recently put a great deal of pressure on the regulator, as Mr Thompson was not thought to be doing an adequate job of enforcing rules at clubs and pubs. Over the course of the past…

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….