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Online improvements to the gaming industry employee (GIE) application form have been made by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), making it easier to apply for a licence.
In July 2015, the Sporting Legends Club, located in Sale within the Wellington Shire, applied to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to vary the number of gaming machines permitted at the club from 74 to 80.
Australian Gambling Statistics is a comprehensive set of statistics related to gambling in Australia which is compiled annually in co-operation with all Australian state and territory governments.
All electronic gaming machines are fitted with an Intralot Slot Machine Interface Board, known as a SMIB. This connects every operating machine to Intralot’s Central Monitoring and Control System and maintains the integrity of the machine’s operation. All gaming machines must have an unbroken seal. Machines with missing or broken seals should be removed from game play.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) completed its third annual industry survey in June 2016. The survey focuses on how the gambling and liquor industry perceives the VCGLR’s performance as a regulator.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has exceeded its 2015–16 inspection targets by 10 per cent.
The AFL Finals Series celebrations can be a busy time of year for Victorian venues. The VCGLR will be working closely with Victoria Police to ensure licensees are meeting their obligations and keeping compliant by inspecting venues across Melbourne leading up to and over the Grand Final long weekend.
Changes to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act) came into effect on 1 July 2015. The new legislation repeals a number of specific gambling-related offences and replaces them with three new offences.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) did not take enforcement action to close the Shebeen venue in Melbourne.