Awareness and prevention
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.
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.
At 5 February 2014, there were 701 Keno outlets and approximately 1268 Keno terminals in Victoria located at clubs and hotels.
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.
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
(1) Bendigo Stadium
(2) Yarraville Club Cricket Club
(2) Geelong Combined Leagues Club
(3) Greyhounds Entertainment
(3) Mulgrave Country Club
(4) Caulfield Glasshouse
(4) Cardinia Club
(5) Mulgrave Country Club
(5) Caulfield Glasshouse
(6) Vegas at Waverley Gardens
(6) Moonee Valley Racing Club
(7) Cardinia Club
(7) Geelong Football Club
(8) Dandenong Club
(8) Clocks at Flinders Street Station
(9) Craigieburn Sporting Club
(9) Club Kilsyth
(10) Deer Park Club
(10) Knox Club
(11) Essendon Football and Community Sporting Club