Protect Whittlesea from Pokie Harm! - Alliance for Gambling Reform

This election- promise pokie-harm prevention policy for Whittlesea!

Dear Members of Parliament-

City of Whittlesea residents lose $283,000 every single day to poker machines! Whittlesea is home to 691 poker machines and four of Victoria's top 20 venues for pokies losses. Last year, they drained over $103 million from the community!

It's clear strong action needs to be taken which is why this coming election, I want to see you adopt into policy:

1) A maximum $1 bet for poker machines
2) Reduced operating hours for pokie venues
3) Banning "Losses disguised as wins"

This would significantly limit the financial losses and consequently, the harm caused by poker machines. Whittlesea is now 7th highest locality in Victoria for pokie losses- we urgently need poker machine policy reform.

I urge you to adopt these measures into your election policy!

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City of Whittlesea residents lose $283,000 every single day to poker machines! Whittlesea is home to 691 poker machines and four of Victoria's top 20 venues for pokies losses. Last year, they drained over $103 million from the community! Whittlesea is now 7th highest in Victoria for pokie losses- we need to see serious poke reform!

It's clear that pokies are the most destructive and dangerous form of gambling and we need to see an adequate policy response. That's why we want to see the major parties adopting three common-sense policies this election:

  • A maximum $1 bet for poker machines
  • Reduced operating hours
  • Banning losses disguised as wins

These measures will have a serious impact on limiting the losses and consequently, the harm caused by poker machines. They would also have little impact on people who use pokies recreationally. 

Sign the petition to send a strong message to our MPs: support sensible gambling reform measures!