Stop More Pokies in Footscray
Maribyrnong experiences a high level of harm from poker machines, losing over $54 million dollars from pokies every year.
Castello’s Powell Hotel in Footscray took nearly $4 million from the community last year, that’s nearly $80,000 lost in their venue every day.
Despite the high losses and harm felt by the community, the Powell Hotel have applied for 17 additional machines to add to their existing 30.
If approved, these additional machines are estimated to take an additional $2 million from the community every year, making the future losses from the Powell Hotel coming to $6 million a year!!
This kind of greed will cause great harm to our community, it will 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. We do not want more pokies in the City of Maribyrnong!
I do not want to see more pokies in Footscray!