Victorian community clubs offer members a variety of entertainment including different forms of gambling. The types of gambling most commonly found in community clubs are electronic gaming machines, wagering, keno, bingo and raffles.
CCV regards these forms of gambling as legitimate leisure and entertainment activities, enjoyed by many club members throughout the state. Revenues to clubs from gambling provide significant social and economic contributions to community development and employment.
In Victoria, the day-to-day regulation of gambling is the responsibility of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, an independent statutory authority. www.vcglr.vic.gov.au
Clubs wishing to offer a form of gambling to their members should visit this site to ensure they understand the associated regulatory obligations.
The Department of Justice manages gambling in Victoria and information can be located at www.justice.vic.gov.au.
On this site clubs will find information relating to:
- Laws governing the provision and conduct of gambling.
- The licensing of gambling industry participants.
- The enforcement of licensees’ legal obligations.
- Government projects, policies and strategies to encourage responsible gambling.
- Services and programs designed to help problem gamblers, and to increase community awareness and understanding of problem gambling.
- The gambling research program conducted by the Victorian government.
Anti Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing Program
CCV provides a template to assist member clubs comply with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML /CTF) Act 2006 and its Rules. Gaming clubs must create and maintain an AML/ CTF program .
While at first the AML/ CTF Programme for your club may seem complex, even overwhelming, you will see that the great majority of the requirements of the AML/ CTF Act and its Rules are in fact covered by Victorian gaming procedures, and so the program can be based on good practice and common sense.
In any case, there are resources aplenty for CCV members, from CCV directly, or from AUSTRAC online. We suggest all clubs visit and become familiar with the AUSTRAC site as a sure way remain current and reduce any pressure that may arise from reporting.