Awareness and prevention
The Gambling Information Resource Office provides information on issues related to gambling.
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.
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.