This section details a glossary or terms and acronyms relevant to the VCGLR and its operations.
The VCGLR uses a range of technical terms and acronyms in its work and engagement with stakeholders.
any corporate person or relevant position who has a relevant financial interest, exercises power or significant influence over the management or operation of a gambling business (including executive officers of the business).
any person who has a relevant financial interest, exercises power or significant influence over the management or operation of a gambling business (including executive officers of the business).
Betting event (approved)
the VCGLR approves events, or classes of events, for betting purposes. Events may be held entirely, partly within or outside of Victoria.
Community Benefit Statements
a community benefit statement verifies whether the community benefit provided by the club is equal to at least 8.33 per cent of its net gaming machine revenue
Amount of money lost by gaming patrons playing electronic gaming machines; also referred to as 'player loss'.
is more specific than gambling and tends to refer to gaming machines.
Gaming machine entitlements
Venue operators may only operate gaming machines if they hold gaming machines entitlements. The entitlements must be attached to an approved venue for the number of machines the venue operator intends to operate.
Gaming Venue Operator
is an entity that holds a venue operator licence. It grants the holder the ability to operate gaming machines in Victoria. Venue operator licences are granted a licence for up to 10 years.
Self-Exclusion Program (SEP)
is a program that enables a person to ban themselves from gaming venues and/or internet gambling.
Sports Controlling Body
are sporting peak bodies that may enter into business relationships with gaming providers. The peak bodies must have integrity measures, such as codes of conduct and other integrity policies.
Trade Promotion Lottery
is a lottery designed to promote a trade or business.
something staked or hazarded on an uncertain event, a bet.
a statewide pre-commitment scheme enabling gaming patrons to set time and/or loss limits when playing electronic gaming machines.
is used when referring to the community, young people and health. The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 refers to the supply and consumption of liquor.
the quality of an area being pleasant or agreeable.
venues may bar a problem customer from their venue and the surrounding area for a period of time with a Barring Order.
Victoria Police may ban a person from a designated area for up to 72 hours or seek a court order to bar a person for 12 months.
"Bring Your Own" is a BYO permit authorises the consumption, possession and control of liquor in a restaurant or club that does not hold a liquor licence, usually a restaurant.
are specific areas where Victoria Police have additional powers. Police may ban people from licensed premises and the area itself for up to 72 hours or seek a court order to ban repeat offenders from designated areas for up to 12 months.
The 'freeze' is a hold on the granting of new liquor licence applications (for trade past 1am) in Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip until 30 June 2019.
policies and programs designed to reduce the harmful consequences of alcohol consumption and gambling.
likelihood that a high level of harm will be caused to the community by a gambling product or activity or the supply of liquor.
where a person's speech, balance, co‑ordination or behaviour is noticeably affected and most likely from the consumption of liquor.
a venue which is licensed to supply liquor for consumption on the premises.
a beverage or other substance intended for human consumption with an alcoholic content greater than 0.5 per cent by volume at a temperature of 20° Celsius.
is the written document that sets out the specific aims and objectives of a liquor forum and is approved by the VCGLR and Victoria Police.
a meeting of licensed venue representatives, regulators and community members to develop strategies to reduce alcohol-related harm and gambling issues in a local area.
Local Government Area
Victoria has 79 municipal districts often referred to as local government areas (LGAs). They are constituted as cities, shires, rural cities and, in one case, a borough.
a minor is a person under 18 years of age. The legal drinking age in Victoria is 18 years of age.
Red Line Plan
the defined area in a venue where liquor may be supplied. It is shown by a red-line drawn on a plan of the premises.
guides the VCGLR's decisions and resources to pay the most attention to the venues and products that may cause the greatest harm to the community.