Topic: Gaming and liquor regulation

Funding To Tackle Local Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is preventing gambling harm across Victoria through state-wide grants for 14 community-based, not-for-profit organisations. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today attended a Gambling Harm Awareness Week workshop in Bendigo and announced $2 million in grant funding. One of the grant recipients is Bendigo Community Health, which will look […]

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Support For Mental Health And Gambling Harm Program

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorians experiencing gambling harm and mental health issues access critical help services across the state. Alfred Health’s Mental Health and Gambling Program will receive a $1.2 million funding boost over three years from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. This will strengthen the model of care for clients and […]

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Public Libraries Open Doors As Gambling Alternative

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the Libraries After Dark program giving vulnerable Victorians access to six additional libraries for evening activities. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced that Dandenong, Springvale, Sebastopol and Moe were the successful funding recipients for the next stage of the Libraries After Dark project. Werribee Plaza […]

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Fighting Gambling Harm Across Victoria

Individuals experiencing gambling harm will be able to continue accessing critical support services, with the Andrews Labor Government investing more in Gambler’s Help providers across the state. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today visited Ballarat to announce $49 million funding for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to administer the Local Gambler’s Help […]

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Online Gambling Restrictions To Reduce Consumer Harm

In an Australian-first, the Andrews Labor Government is tightening rules for online betting operators in a bid to provide stronger consumer protections for Victorians gambling online. From 26 May 2019, online betting operators must comply with strict requirements for betting account deposit limits, restrictions on direct marketing and a ban on perks that encourage consumers […]

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Labor Government Matches Dollar Drop Homeless Funding

The Andrews Labor Government will match funds raised by the Aussie Dollar Drop fundraising event from voters at last year’s state election, contributing $270,000 to the homeless. The Aussie Dollar Drop invited voting Victorians to donate a dollar for the homeless at 200 booths on polling day, raising $70,000. A further $200,000 was donated by […]

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New CEO For Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, today announced the appointment of Shane Lucas as the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment follows an extensive national executive search and recruitment process undertaken by the Foundation’s Board between November 2018 and February 2019. Mr Lucas has held executive […]

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Funding Boost For Research Into Harm From Gambling

Five early career researchers will share in almost $250,000 in grants awarded by the Andrews Labor Government to study gambling behaviours among vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz said that one of the projects would be the first Victorian research into gambling experiences for people with a lifelong disability. The other […]

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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Appointment

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Janet Dore as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Ms Dore will commence her role as interim CEO in mid-October, replacing Louise Glanville who will start a new role as Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid. Ms Dore is a highly experienced […]

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Release Of Report On The Sixth Casino Review

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the Sixth Review of the Casino Operator and Licence. Under the Casino Control Act 1991, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation is required to investigate Crown Melbourne Ltd at least every five years, to determine it remains suitable to hold the casino licence. The Sixth Review […]

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