Sport brings us together, and that's what we love about it. Footy, in particular, has become an integral part of Aussie culture. It's about community. That's why it just doesn't make sense that clubs around Australia use poker machines to fund their operations.
In good news, the AFL's appetite to get out of pokies is growing. Momentum is building, with multiple clubs already out of the business of driving further harm. In 2018, Collingwood sold it's two poker machine venues and Melbourne promised to exit completely by 2022. We estimate that losses will be reduced by up to $20 million in 2019, across the remaining 14 AFL club-owned venues.
The AFL Chairman, Richard Goyder, publicly came out against the pokies in 2017. The AFL has also launched “Project Fruity” to try and reduce pokies dependence. See below for the latest losses data from AFL clubs.
We need to keep the pressure on those clubs still driving gambling harm. Click your club below and tell them to ditch the pokies!
Last updated 19/08/2019.