Over the last financial year our state lost $3.2 billion to pokies.
Losses are on the rise! Last year, we were losing $2.68 billion annually, the equivalent to $7,149,397 every day.
Victoria’s least affluent suburbs lose six times more to poker machines than the most affluent postcodes. The gambling operators are clearly exploiting communities that are already highly stressed, and that can least afford the additional problems poker machines create.
However, we are lucky in Victoria to see the pokie problem being actively tackled by the Alliance's Leadership Councils: Banyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Mitchell Shire, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra. We're looking forward to continuing to act together to overcome the harm that Victoria experiences as a result of poker machines.
We've had some fantastic wins in Victoria, but we need to keep the pressure on!
Ongoing state-wide campaigns:
- Demand the Victorian government choose a side: pokies or people. Click here to sign the petition
- The data on gambling harm is out- Victoria lost $2.6 billion. Sign the petition or write to the Minister of Gaming demanding reform
- Pokies are increasing the risk of family violence and we're demanding the Ministers' stand up for women: Sign the petition
- Greater Dandenong: Learn more, get involved, download brochures and posters
- Moreland: Ask for a Resident Action Kit
- Whittlesea: Sign up for a Residential Action Kit or sign the petition to make pokie reform a priority now!
- Brimbank: Sign the petition to make pokie reform a priority!
Last updated 16/05/2019.