Edition #2: Gambling today

The foundation's prevention program officer Sally Gissing in a classroom
The foundation's prevention program officer Sally Gissing in a classroom
Foundation prevention program officer Sally Gissing, photo: Paul Jeffers

Quick quiz

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As we celebrate Responsible Gambling Awareness week 2015, pit your knowledge against our quizmaster from the foundation's Gambling Information Resource Office.

You will find the answers below.

Question 1

What is the minimum annual return to players required from poker machines under Victorian legislation?

a. 50 per cent (i.e. 50 per cent of money that goes in over a year is lost)

b. 75 per cent (i.e. 25 per cent of money that goes in over a year is lost)

c. 85 per cent (i.e. 15 per cent of money that goes in over a year is lost)

d. 90 per cent (i.e. 10 per cent of money that goes in over a year is lost)

Question 2

Which of the following corporate bookmakers did Tom Waterhouse sell his company to in August 2013?

a. CrownBet

b. Tabcorp

c. William Hill

d. Unibet

Question 3

Which of the following foreign companies operating in Australia is not from the United Kingdom?

a. Ladbrokes

b. William Hill

c. Bet365

d. Paddy Power

Question 4

What is the maximum ratio of poker machines to adults allowed in Victorian local government areas?

Blurred image of the inside of a pokie's venuePhoto: iStock

a. 25 poker machines per 1000 adults

b. 10 poker machines per 1000 adults

c. six poker machines per 1000 adults

d. five poker machines per 1000 adults

Question 5

Which came first in Victoria, poker machines or Crown Casino? And when – 1990, 1992, 1994 or 1998?

Question 6

Under Victorian law, you must be able to self-exclude from gambling at venues, including Crown Casino. Once you have self-excluded, where will venue staff ask you to leave?

a. at all venues

b. at venues you have nominated

c. at gambling areas in venues you have nominated

Question 7

From December 2015, a free responsible gambling tool will be available for pokies players to use in Victorian venues. With the YourPlay tool, players can choose to:

a. set their own time limits on playing the pokies anywhere in Victoria

b. set their own spending limits on playing the pokies anywhere in Victoria

c. keep track of their spending on poker machines

d. all of the above

Question 8

Apart from at the casino, how many poker machines were operating in venues across Victoria at the end of 2014?

a. 15,505

b. 19,447

c. 26,274

d. 29,339

Question 9

There were 506 pokies venues operating in Victoria at 30 June 2015. How many staff training sessions in responsible gambling did foundation venue support workers conduct last year, and at how many venues?

a. 546 sessions at 328 venues

b. 793 sessions at 430 venues

c. 958 sessions at 499 venues

Question 10

Horseracing with colourful jockeysPhoto: iStock

How many horseracing meetings were held in Victoria in 2013–14?

a. 890

b. 544

c. 522

d. 428

Question 11

How much money was lost by pokies players each week in 2014–15?

a. $43 million

b. $49 million

c. $52 million

d. $57 million

Question 12

At 1 September 2015, how many of the 79 Victorian local governments had specific policies or position statements on gambling?

a. 29

b. 35

c. 41

d. 48

Question 13

Which of the following sporting codes are legalised for gambling in Victoria?

a. Australian Football League

b. Badminton Australia

c. Bowls Australia

d. Netball Australia

e. Hockey Australia

Question 14

Approximately how many Victorian students participated in one of the foundation's schools program sessions in 2014–15?

a. over 2000

b. over 4000

c. over 6000

d. over 8000

Question 15

The foundation's prevention program officer Sally Gissing in a classroomFoundation prevention program officer Sally Gissing, photo: Paul Jeffers

How many Victorian sporting clubs are participating in the foundation's sporting club program, Gambling's not a Game?

a. 70

b. 88

c. 105

d. 145

Answers

Question 1: (c) 85 per cent

Question 2: (c) William Hill

Question 3: (d) Paddy Power (Ireland)

Question 4: (b) 10 poker machines per 1000 adults

Question 5: poker machines 1992, Crown Casino1994

Question 6: (c) at gambling areas in venues you have nominated. Find out more about self-exclusion.

Question 7: (d) all of the above. Read more about the new scheme to help pokies players stay in control.

Question 8: (c) 26,274

Question 9: (b) 793 sessions at 430 venues. Read more about how the foundation is helping venues provide safer environments.

Question 10: (b) 554

Question 11: (b) An average of $49,460,116 was lost each week on poker machines.

Question 12: (b) 35. Find out more about local government policies and pokies in your local government area.

Question 13: (a), (c) and (d)

Question 14: over 8000. Find out more about the foundation's schools program.

Question 15: 145. Find out more about the foundation's Gambling's not a Game sporting clubs program.

Want to find out more?

The foundation's Gambling Information Resource Office provides information about gambling in Victoria and how it is regulated. It is a valuable resource for Victorians who may want to understand or participate in the regulation of gambling.

Read more about the Gambling Information Resource Office or contact the office on:

Phone: 1300 260 019 (cost of a local call in Victoria)
Email: giro@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au

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