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On 4 July 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Bendigo Stadium Limited to install 44 pokies at The Wellington at Botanical Gardens Hotel. The hearing is open to the public.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will commence a hearing on 13 June 2017 to determine an appeal against a recent decision to refuse an application to introduce 40 pokies at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang.
Zagame's Berwick Springs Hotel Pty Ltd has lodged an application to increase the number of pokies at the Berwick Springs Hotel from 95 to 105.
Commonwealth opens consultation for online gambling reforms. Due 16 June
The Australian government recently reached an in-principle agreement with state and territory gambling ministers on reforms to provide stronger consumer protections for online gambling through the introduction of a National Consumer Protection Framework.
The Australian government has announced it will introduce changes to ban gambling advertisements during live sports programs before 8.30 pm.
On 29 and 30 March 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Highlands Hotel Criagieburn Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Highlands Hotel in the City of Hume from 60 to 80.
On 13 June 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Noble Park Football Social Club Limited to increase the number of pokies at the Noble Park Football Social Club from 50 to 70.
The hearing is scheduled for 29 May 2017 and is open to the public.
Hawthorn Football Club Ltd has been ordered to make a $66,000 donation in order to comply with a diversion plan for conducting unauthorised gambling at Vegas at Waverley Gardens.
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