Enough Pokies

Enough Pokies

The Victorian Government is reviewing the laws for the poker machine industry. 

This could go well, or badly. Which direction will depend on what voters like you say. 

Right now, clubs and pubs own a license to print money (that's the poker machine) for 10 years. That's pretty outrageous but here's the rub - they want their machine licenses to last forever! 

Diamonds are forever, pokies aren't. 

It's not all bad though. With a push from Victorians like you, we could get some reforms to take some of the harm out of this industry. Simple policies ...

The Victorian Government is reviewing the laws for the poker machine industry. 

This could go well, or badly. Which direction will depend on what voters like you say. 

Right now, clubs and pubs own a license to print money (that's the poker machine) for 10 years. That's pretty outrageous but here's the rub - they want their machine licenses to last forever! 

Diamonds are forever, pokies aren't. 

It's not all bad though. With a push from Victorians like you, we could get some reforms to take some of the harm out of this industry. Simple policies like removing machines with features designed to decieve, and a speed limit of $1 a bet so people can use the machines without losing quite so much money. 

Send a submission to the Victorian Government today. 

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Uniting/Wesley: Request meeting with local state MP

Reducing operating hours for poker machines hits the gambling industry where it hurts. They will fight back. To win, we need a network of MPs across party lines, who know they are acting on behalf of concerned residents. The first step is to meet your MP, introduce the problem and find out their position. This letter helps you get that meeting.

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