GAMBLING LOSSES FOR THE AREA
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?
Council should support all anti-gambling initiatives
I commit to ask and encourage Byron Council to:
1. identify Gambling Harm as an issue in your Community Strategic Plan;
2. create a Gambling Harm Minimisation Policy;
3. use Planning and Enforcement mechanisms to reduce harm from gambling; and
4. advocate for reform at State and Federal levels.