To the Board & Management of Essendon Bombers FC-
Over the last year, we're seeing more AFL clubs than every before commit to getting out of pokies as a means of funding their footy. You seem to be attempting to do the opposite.
You currently own 190 poker machines which last year, took $11.85 million out of the community!
And now, you're attempting to extend your lease for the Melton Country Club- home to 89 pokies.
Melton is in the lowest category for socio-economic disadvantage possible, meaning it is among the poorest areas in Australia. Melton is also one of the fastest growing councils, in terms of population, in the country.
It's an area vulnerable to harm from poker machines and you shouldn't be trying to profit from that.
It's time for you to get out of pokies!