Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
There are 265 hotels in Victoria currently operating electronic gaming machines (EGMs), otherwise known as pokies.
Gaming in hotels is regulated by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). Hotels must apply to the VCGLR for a license to operate pokie machines, TAB and Keno outlets. Hotels 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.
At 5 February 2014 there were 747 TAB outlets in Victoria and many more TAB terminals located 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 hotels for losses
1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014
Top hotels for number of machines |
EGM numbers as at 30 June 2014
(1) Epping Plaza Hotel
(1) Zagame's Ballarat Club Hotel
(2) Gladstone Park Hotel
(2) Taylors Lakes Family Hotel
(3) Keysborough Hotel
(3) Rosstown Hotel
(4) Bundoora Taverner
(4) All Seasons International Hotel
(5) Kealba Hotel
(5) Bourke Hill's Welcome Stranger
(6) Plough Hotel
(6) Edwardes Lake Hotel
(7) Werribee Plaza Tavern
(7) Ivanhoe Hotel
(8) Skyways Taverner
(8) Epping Plaza Hotel
(9) Rosstown Hotel
(9) Zagame's Caulfield Club Hotel
(10) Deer Park Hotel
(10) Dorset Gardens Hotel
Short and sharp overviews and explanations of gambling regulation, data, and activities.