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2015–16 electronic gaming machine expenditure published

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) publishes monthly data on electronic gaming machine expenditure in Victoria. June 2016's data set completes the 2015-16 financial year expenditure report and is now available on the Data web-page.

Total expenditure for the 2015-16 financial year was $2,616,703,495.71, an increase of 1.74 per cent on 2014-15.

Routinely published on the fourth Friday of every month (for the previous month), the dataset outlines total gaming expenditure and gaming venue information, including venue classification and electronic gaming machine numbers. The data release includes definitions of all terms used in the dataset as well as tools to view data by both high level summary and in detail.

The VCGLR regularly publishes a range of datasets including:

Reports are provided in both Excel and CSV format.

Local government areas may also be searched directly from a full list of councils and local government areas. As required under the Gaming Regulation Act 2003, councils will less than three venues will be aggregated with an adjacent municipal district. These local government areas are indicated by an asterisk.

Electronic gaming machines in Victoria are capped at 27,372. Gaming venue operators can only operate gaming machines if they hold entitlements, which must be attached to a venue approved by the VCGLR. A venue is restricted to operate a number of gaming machines in line with its approval conditions, regional caps and municipal limits.

The VCGLR also maintains the interactive Licensed Venues Map which plots all gambling and liquor venues across metropolitan and regional Victoria. A useful tool for researchers, academics, council, industry and the community, the interactive map enables users to:

  • research type, and density, of licensed venues in specific areas of Victoria analyse venues
  • location and density to inform ideas about how to reduce alcohol related harm in the community
  • assess impact and feasibility of new and existing venues in a spatial context.

If you, or someone you know, needs help with their gambling, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Gambler's Help helps people affected by problem gambling, as well as their families and friends. Gambler's Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone 1800 858 858 or online chat.

For more information on electronic gaming machines and data, please see:

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