To the VCGLR,
Hogans Hotel has applied for 20 additional poker machines to add to their existing 45. They already take $4.8 million from the community through their pokies. If successful, the increase will lead to more harm and higher losses.
This kind of greed will cause great harm to the Wallan community, it will likely lead to increased rates of family violence, mental health issues and crime. It will suck money from local businesses and restrict potential for investment in new and exciting businesses.
Please reject this application for 20 additional poker machines in our community!!