GAMBLING LOSSES FOR THE AREA
|Club||2nd half 2020||$5,686,770||193||5|
|Club (with Glen Innes Severn)||1st half 2021||$7,113,189||267||7|
|Hotel (with Bellingen)||2020/2021||$8,279,277||163||14|
NSW Liquor and Gaming bundle together the data for neighbouring council areas if, in one or more of those areas, there are less than 5 venues of a type. These bundled groups are not consistent from one half year to the next, nor are they necessarily the same for pubs and clubs. It makes it very difficult to establish losses in individual council areas which do not have many gambling pubs or clubs.
|Name||Ward||Reducing the hours of poker machine venues?||Local governments having greater say on the granting or refusing applications for poker machines in their respective communities?||Banning of all sports gambling ads?||Reducing the opening hours of poker machine venues||Not taking any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?||Reducing gambling harm in your LGA?|
Which of the policies referred to in our Candidate Information Pack do you support?
What is your position on poker machine policy?
Advocacy to prohibit gambling advertising at sporting venues. No gambling in council owned facilities. Advocacy for provision of education re gambling and prevention of, plus support for, harm management services
I would commit to all of them except deliberate discrimination against our two local clubs (which host gambling machines) because they also support the community with sporting events and often they are the only venues that are available for large meetings in our town. Otherwise I would support advocating against the gambling industry whenever possible as i am a non gambler and I strongly agree with your policy position. I'd welcome information as to whether Clubs actually need their gambling machine revenue. That is a key issue I think.