Topic: Gaming and liquor regulation

$200,000 For CALD Projects To Reduce Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian community organisations to apply for funding under a new $200,000 grants program to help prevent or reduce gambling harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to grassroots CALD organisations for projects that offer assistance in combating problem gambling in these […]

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Apprentices Launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

The Andrews Labor Government is backing an innovative problem gambling project targeting apprentices working in Victoria’s building and construction industry. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined apprentices from Incolink’s Apprentice Prevention Education Project to launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2017 at RMIT University. Education programs are vital for industries like building […]

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Gambling Ad Ban Near Schools, Roads And Public Transport

The Andrews Labor Government will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced new laws that will shield vulnerable Victorians, particularly school aged children, from the promotion of gambling. The Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 will apply to […]

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Liquor And Gaming Inspector Jobs For Regional Victoria

Ararat and Sale will be home to two new regional liquor and gaming inspector hubs, following a funding boost by the Andrews Labor Government to hire permanent inspectors in regional Victoria. The government provided $11.3 million over four years to the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) in the 2017/18 State Budget to […]

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A Fairer Pricing System For Gaming Machines In Victoria

Venues that earn the most from pokies will be forced to pay more tax under changes announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz said the new gaming machine pricing system would increase taxes for pubs, clubs and hotels with high-earning gaming machines. The increased revenue these changes […]

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Cats Commit To Responsible Gambling Charter

Geelong Football Club have become the latest team to say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Geelong Football Club CEO Brian Cook and Vice-Captain Harry Taylor, as well as Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Deputy Chair Mary […]

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Victoria Freezes Pokie Numbers For 25 Years

The number of gaming machines in Victoria will be frozen for 25 years under reforms being undertaken by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced new gaming machine arrangements that will help limit gambling related harm and give certainty to pubs, clubs and hotels across Victoria. […]

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Love The Game Not The Odds

Footballers across Victoria will encourage fans to love the game and forget the odds this weekend, to combat the normalisation of betting in sport. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Acting CEO of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Craig Swift and a number of AFL players on Monday to officially launch the […]

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Locally Based Inspectors To Make Regional Venues Safer

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the safety of regional liquor and gaming venues by boosting the number of locally-based compliance inspectors. The Labor Government is providing the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) with an $11.3 million funding boost to establish a permanent regional presence. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene […]

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Liquor And Gaming Inspection Blitz Exceeds Targets

The Andrews Labor Government is working to make sure clubs and bars across Victoria are safe, with liquor and gaming inspectors conducting a blitz of more than 14,000 inspections across the state in the last financial year. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz was joined by Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to attend […]

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