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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling to ensure the integrity of Victoria's gambling industries and to minimise harm.
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  • Bar / Night club
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  • Major or temporary event
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Gambling fact sheets

Here you will find a range of fact sheets relevant to those who work in the gaming and gambling industries.

These fact sheets have been produced by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) and provide further information on gambling related topics, licence types and obligations. 

Gaming venue operator

Changes to the Gambling Regulation Regulations 2005, which took effect on 6 March 2012, mean that venue operators are able to display a new gaming machine related sign in their venues.

For information about how to display the player information standard posters, talkers and brochures please visit the Player Information Standards and Mandatory Gaming Signage section.

On 1 July 2012, new laws were introduced to extend the ban on automatic teller machines (ATMs) in gaming venues. Gaming venues cannot provide, or allow someone to provide, access to ATMs in approved venues.

Information about application fees.

There are certain obligations required of a gaming venue operator.

Venue operators are required to independently record soft meter data on a daily basis to comply with sections 2.1(ii) and sections 2.3 (ii) of the Accounting and auditing venue requirements in the venue manual.

Information about the requirements when a gaming venue operator wished to change the layout of their Gaming Machine Area (GMA). 

Where a venue operator enters into an agreement to purchase a gaming venue from another venue operator, regulatory approval must be obtained from the VCGLR before settlement can take place.

Licence holders must complete a review of their code of conduct at least once a year. These guidelines have been produced to assist you with this task.

All gaming venues are required to maintain a register. This resource provides an outline of how to manage your responsible gambling reporting requirements.

Information about the changes to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 which may impact on gaming venue operators.

Information about the key changes in the State Taxation Legislation Amendment Act 2014 that affect gaming venue operators.

Information about engaging third party service providers as part of the gambling industry arrangements detailed in the 'Recent changes to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003' fact sheet above.

Bookmakers

Information for those already approved bookmakers, and the responsibilities of your registration.

Information for those already approved bookmaker key employees, and the responsibilities of your registration.

Information about application fees.

Licence holders must complete a review of their code of conduct at least once a year. These guidelines have been produced to assist you with this task.

All gaming venues are required to maintain a register. This resource provides an outline of how to manage your responsible gambling reporting requirements.

Bingo

Details on how to conduct a bingo session and the responsibilities of the people involved in bingo.

Information about application fees.

Licence holders must complete a review of their code of conduct at least once a year. These guidelines have been produced to assist you with this task.

All gaming venues are required to maintain a register. This resource provides an outline of how to manage your responsible gambling reporting requirements.

Gaming machine entitlements

Information about how to amend your gaming machine entitlements.

Venue operators can apply to the VCGLR to transfer ownership of entitlements via the online services portal. Both parties to the proposed transfer must be currently approved as venue operators.

This information sheet provides an overview for entitlement holders about district limits, the use it or lose it rule, and tax requirements to name a few.

Page last modified 
4 April 2017