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The Gambling Information Resource Office provides information on issues related to gambling.
On 26 September 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will hear an application from Portarlington Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Portarlington Golf Club, in the City of Greater Geelong, from 55 to 65.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquour Regulation has commenced the sixth review of the casino operator and licence and is now seeking public submissions to consider as part of this review.
Victorians spent $7 million, or 0.27 per cent, less on pokies in 2016–17 than during 2015–16.
On 21 July 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by Noble Park Football Social Club to increase the number of pokies at its clubrooms, located in the City of Greater Dandenong, from 50 to 70.
On 12 July 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation approved an application by Wangaratta RSL Sub-Branch Inc for approval of new premises (the Sydney Hotel) as suitable for gaming with 50 pokies.
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.
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 Craigieburn Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at Highlands Hotel in the City of Hume from 60 to 80.
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