Campaign updates - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Campaign updates

Vegas at Waverley Gardens. The signs, the lights, the easy access

As we begin our journey to a 'new normal', those hurt by gambling are rightly asking why poker machines are still allowed within Victorian shopping centres? Continue reading

Another AFL club divests

Earlier this week we were delighted to learn the AFL’s Western Bulldogs have finalised the sale of their remaining 65 poker machines, ending an era of profiting from harm and officially becoming another proudly pokies-free club! Continue reading

Without gambling, our lives are better

It’s been a rollercoaster year. Lockdown lasted 238 days in Victoria, and while it’s certainly been tough, for many it’s also been a period of significant relief. For the first time in nearly three decades, 27,000 poker machines were switched off across our state and we collectively saved $1.8 billion from being taken out of the community. Continue reading

Gambling reform high on the list for local candidates

Victorian local government elections took place under unprecedented circumstances this October. The Alliance used this opportunity to raise awareness in candidates about what they can do to help advocate for gambling reform and minimise harm in their communities. Continue reading

Reform opportunities heat up in NSW

2020 has caught us all by surprise in more ways than one. We at the Alliance certainly didn't expect a State Government that had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with ClubsNSW in 2018 to be proactively looking for ways to fix the very broken system of self-exclusion in the state - but here we are. Continue reading