As at June 30, 2014, there were 247 clubs in Victoria operating electronic gaming machines (EGMs). 

Gaming in clubs is regulated by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). Clubs must apply to the VCGLR for a license to operate pokie machines. Clubs must also apply to their local council for a planning permit to install new or additional EGMs in their venue.

For more information see GIRO's page on Pokies planning permits and license applications.

TAB outlets 

In Victoria, Tabcorp Wagering (Vic) Pty Ltd (Tabcorp) has the exclusive licence to offer wagering on racing, sports, and other approved events at its TAB outlets. At 5 February 2014 there were 747 TAB outlets in Victoria, including many at clubs and hotels.

Keno outlets

At 5 February 2014, there were 701 Keno outlets and approximately 1268 Keno terminals in Victoria located at clubs and hotels.

Electronic gaming machines

At 30 June 2014 there were 30,320 electronic gaming machines (EGMs), also known as pokie machines, in Victoria located at clubs, hotels and the single licensed casino provider – Crown Casino. 

  • There were 12,915 EGMs at clubs throughout Victoria.
  • A club can operate a maximum of 105 EGMs in a single venue. 
  • Between July 2013 and June 2014 a total of $2,504,343,302 was lost on EGMs in clubs and hotels in Victoria (not including Crown Casino). 
    • This included $846,003,675 lost on EGMs in clubs representing 33.8 per cent of the total lost on EGMs in hotels and clubs in Victoria.
    • Hotels and clubs paid the Victorian government a total of $870.5 million in taxes and levies on electronic gaming machines during this period.

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, data on gambling venues 2013-2014

Top clubs for losses 

1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014
Top clubs for number of machines 

EGM numbers as at 30 June 2014

(1) Highways Sandown

  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • $16,554,520

(1) Bendigo Stadium

  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • 105 EGMs

(2) Yarraville Club Cricket Club

  • City of Maribyrnong
  • $13,339,253

(2) Geelong Combined Leagues Club

  • City of Greater Geelong
  • 105 EGMs

(3) Greyhounds Entertainment

  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • $12,492,821

(3) Mulgrave Country Club

  • City of Monash
  • 105 EGMs

(4) Caulfield Glasshouse

  • City of Glen Eira
  • $11,771,963

(4) Cardinia Club

  • Shire of Cardinia
  • 105 EGMs

(5) Mulgrave Country Club

  • City of Monash
  • $11,475,604

(5) Caulfield Glasshouse

  • City of Glen Eira
  • 105 EGMs

(6) Vegas at Waverley Gardens

  • City of Monash
  • $10,957,441

(6) Moonee Valley Racing Club

  • City of Moonee Valley
  • 105 EGMs

(7) Cardinia Club

  • Shire of Cardinia
  • $10,432,172

(7) Geelong Football Club

  • City of Greater Geelong
  • 100 EGMs

(8) Dandenong Club

  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • $9,572,283

(8) Clocks at Flinders Street Station

  • City of Melbourne
  • 100 EGMs

(9) Craigieburn Sporting Club

  • City of Hume
  • $9,432,278

(9) Club Kilsyth

  • City of Maroondah
  • 100 EGMs

(10) Deer Park Club

  • City of Brimbank
  • $9,395,745

(10) Knox Club

  • City of Knowx
  • 100 EGMs

(11) Essendon Football and Community Sporting Club

  • City of Moonee Valley
  • 100 EGMs

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