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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Promise Pokie-Harm Prevention Policy for Whittlesea!

Dear Members of Victorian Parliament,

I support the campaign to reduce harmful poker machines.

I call on the political parties to commit to:
- Fewer poker machines
- Reduced operating hours at poker machine venues as a matter of urgency
- ‘Con-free’ poker machines

City of Whittlesea residents are losing $293,000 to pokies EVERY DAY!
Poker machines are rigged. They are a con – designed to addict and for the player
to lose.

Pokie addiction is linked to high levels of mortgage stress, family violence, crime
and family breakdown. It affects the whole community.