The Victorian Government is committed to working with the community, industry, employers, and employees to prevent and address problem gambling, and to foster responsible gambling.
On 1 July 2012, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the Foundation) was established as an independent statutory authority, under the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Act 2011.
The Foundation is responsible for the non-policy functions delivered by the Department of Justice & Regulation's former Office of Gaming and Racing, (now the Victorian Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing).
The Foundation will also provide community information on responsible gambling through the Gambling Information Resource Office.
The Foundation works with a range of stakeholders to develop:
For information about the Foundation, please visit the Responsible Gambling Foundation's website.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the Foundation) has launched a youth engagement strategy to put the spotlight on gambling and young people. Gambling's not a game aims to engage young people, parents, schools, sporting clubs and the wider community about the influence that gambling has on young people through sport, social media, online games and advertising.
To find out more information about the Foundation visit the Responsible Gambling Foundation's website or to find out about the campaign go to the Kidbet - Gambling is not a game website.
In addition to the printed resources, the Foundation also maintains several websites relating to responsible gambling:
It is the responsibility of the venue operator to adopt a self-exclusion program that has been approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. The self-exclusion program should be easy for customers to understand, is publicised in a clear manner, protects the privacy and dignity of the customers, and demonstrates links with a problem gambling service.
However, patrons can approach a gaming venue operator and request to voluntarily exclude themselves from a gaming machine area. More information is available, go to Self-exclusion program for gambling patrons.
There are certain businesses and licence holders that are required to have a code of conduct in the gambling and liquor industries.
There are also certain standards that have been introduced that gaming operators must follow. The technical standards for venue operators are used for the evaluation of gaming machine types and games, and to guide testers when testing gaming equipment for compliance.