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Victoria gambling regulator issues three-year plan

The VCGLR regulates the Crown Melbourne casino.
The VCGLR regulates the Crown Melbourne casino.

The VCGLR has presented a plan outlining goals for 2020 – 23.  

Australia.- The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has issued its corporate plan for the years 2030 to 2023.  

The commission details plans to focus on four areas: building high levels of confidence within the gambling and liquor industry, influencing compliance levels across the state, delivering high quality services and operating with long-term operational sustainability.  

VCGLR Chief Executive Officer Catherine Myers said “As a result of the recent bushfires and coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have adopted an increasingly agile approach to the way we regulate in order to meet community expectations and support industry on its recovery journey” 

We recognise that different sectors will face significant and unique challenges as they adapt and adjust business models to deal with the social and economic challenges and as they identify new opportunities. We will focus on efficiency in our processes and strong engagement that is responsive to the needs of industry and the community.” 

VCGLR noted that there are 630 Keno outlets and almost 730 wagering and betting agents in the state, more than 790 lottery agents and over 500 individual gaming venues.  

The commission also oversees the Crown Melbourne casino, and 30,000 electronic gaming machines in the state.

It administers AU$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) in gambling and liquor licence fees and taxation revenue each year.  

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