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2018: Let's get the AFL out of pokies

AFL is a beloved sport in Australia, it brings us all together and that's what we love about it. So we want to see the footy be something every individual and family can enjoy!

But, the AFL has a dirty secret, 11 AFL clubs around Australia use pokies to fund their footy clubs. The overall losses across Victoria in 2016-17 were $2.61 billion and $94 million of this was lost at the 17 pokies venues owned or operated by Victorian-based AFL clubs.

Luckily, AFL clubs around Australia are wanting to get out of pokies and momentum is building fast! In 2018 so far, Melbourne Demons announced they're getting out of pokies and Greater Western Sydney Giants announced that they will be funding their club through early childcare centers rather than pokies. 

Adelaide Crows, Fremantle Dockers, Gold Coast Suns, West Coast Eagles, North Melbourne Roos & Sydney Swans are already out of pokies & don't rely on pokie venues to fund their clubs! Geelong Cats announced last year that they’re in the process of getting out too! 

The AFL chairman, Richard Goyder, publicly coming out as against pokies last year. The AFL has also launched “Project Fruity” to try and reduce pokies dependence. 

We have a real opportunity to put the pieces together and get the AFL out of pokies this year! Momentum's building fast!

Take Action!

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2017 Pokies league ladder for Victorian-based AFL clubs

 

Club

Amount people lost on Victorian-based AFL club pokies in 2015-16 and 2016-17

Machines owned

Gaming venues owned

2018 Status

1. Hawthorn

Up from $22.6m to $23.29m

155

2

Still the worst

2. Carlton

 Up from $17.03m to $17.6m

290

4

Still a pokie-club

3. Collingwood

Up from $11.53m to $12.24m

146

2

Still a pokie-club

4. Essendon

Down from $12.12m to $11.85

190

2

Still a pokie-club

5. Melbourne

Up from $10.23m to $10.3m

172

2

Now out of pokies!

6. Western Bulldogs

Up from $5.28m to $5.92m

60

2

Still a pokie-club

7. Richmond

Down from $5.77m to $5.4m

87

1

Still a pokie-club

8. Geelong

Down from $6.5m to $5.24m

100

1

Reducing pokie reliance!

9. St Kilda

Down from $2.25m to $2.11m

83

1

Still a pokie-club

Brisbane 

Data not available

200

1

Still a pokie-club