New South Wales is Australia's most pokie-impacted state with over 92,000 machines and maximum $10 bets. Losses in NSW have increased to over $6 billion annually. Through the problematic Local Impact Assessment scheme, Councils have no right to be part of any assessment of the detrimental impact of pokies when venues’ applications are assessed for increased numbers of machines. As a result, losses continue to rise and the harmful impact of pokies, being increasing poverty, mental health issues, and family violence, become exacerbated.
We have a lot of work to do in NSW, take action!
Ongoing state-wide Campaigns:
Support Northern Beaches Council to adopt a Gambling Harm Prevention policy: click here to send a submission!
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We need to be able to access the information and data detailing pokie harm in NSW, sign the petition