Gambling statistics and resources

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation electronic gaming machine expenditure statistics

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation  publishes data on gambling expenditure for electronic gaming machines  for each local government area in Victoria. It's annual report also contains information on expenditure on gambling in Victoria and the taxes and other duties that are collected.

The commission also provides information on electronic gaming machines gambling expenditure by venue and in relation to population density within local government area.

Statistics are accessible in web page format and in more detail in spreadsheets.

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Gaming machine expenditure by venue - last two financial years

Gaming machine expenditure by local government area  - Current half year, monthly

Gaming machine expenditure spreadsheet - navigate to the expanding headings at the bottom of the page to view the spreadsheet.

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's 2012- 2013 annual report

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation 2011-2012 annual report

Gambling indicators for local areas

Last updated in July 2016, this is the latest data series compiled by Greater Dandenong Council. It uses Victorian Commission for Gamblng and Liquor Regulation data to provide easy to use snapshots of expenditure (losses) in local government areas. It allows simple click comparisons between local government areas of losses, losses per adult and losses per day. Losses by venue going back to 2012-13 are also available.

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Gambling indicators for local areas

Interactive map of Victoria's liquor licenses

Published by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, this interactive map provides information on the liquor license number, category, premises name and address. The filter function on the map allows you to see venues with dual gambling and liquor licenses.

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Interactive map of Victoria's liquor licenses

Summary of gambling trends: Victoria 1979-2010

Hayden Brown
Social Planner, City of Greater Dandenong.

This report is a wide ranging review of issues related to gambling in Victoria. It includes a specific focus on issues that will inform and assist council responses to electronic gaming machines license applications.

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Summary of gambling trends

Observations of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation in relation to applications for electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming machine gambling venues

This spreadsheet was created by Hayden Brown at Dandenong Council. It categorises decisions on electronic gaming machines applications by the commission by topic, including proximity to capped area, effects on surrounding retail business, expenditure modelling used and consideration of Gambler's Help data in reaching its decision.

Last updated November 2011.

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Observations of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation in relation to applications for electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming machine gambling venues

A Review of Gambling Related Issues 2013

Socio-economic statistics and resources

Social impacts of pokies

The Social and Economic Impact Assessment  Framework for electronic gaming machines is an is an online evidence base and data book for Victorian local government staff, community members and applicants to build their own social impact assessments.

The framework identifies all the indicators that may be considered within a Social and Economic Impact Assessment, the evidence that supports these indicators and a link to the data source for each indicator.

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Social impacts of Pokies

A brief guide to social impact assessment

Hayden Brown
Social Planner, City of Greater Dandenong

This 12 page guide provides information on how to conduct a social impact assessment in your community through the following five step process:

  1. Plan your assessment
  2. Acquire backrgound information about the affected area
  3. Identify social impacts
  4. Consult with stakeholders
  5. Prepare the report

Each step is clearly explained and links to useful resources are provided.

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A brief guide to social impact assessment

Community wellbeing

The VicHealth Indicators Survey is a Victorian community wellbeing survey that focuses on the social determinants of health. Local government area  profiles have been developed for each of Victoria's 79 local government areas to assist local government in developing their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans.

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VicHealth Indicators Survey 2011

Local Government Area profiles

VicHealth Indicators Survey 2011 report

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