Awareness and prevention
The Gambling Information Resource Office provides information on issues related to gambling.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has affirmed the decision made by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to refuse an application by the Sporting Legends Club in Sale to install an additional six pokies at its clubrooms.
On 5 July 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Stawell Harness Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the club from 30 to 45.
Tabcorp has released its 2016 Annual Report showing its results for 2015–16.
Victoria spent $45 million, or 1.7 per cent, more on the pokies in 2015–16 than during 2014–15.
On 17 June 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from the Warragul Country Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the club from 60 to 80.
The Australian Association of National Advertisers has released a self-regulatory communication code in relation to wagering advertising and marketing that will cover Australian licensed wagering operators, such as TABs and online bookmakers (often referred to in public discussion as sports betting companies).
The Australian Government has released the review into illegal offshore wagering (the O'Farrell report) and its response.