NSW 2021 Fairfield Council Elections - Alliance for Gambling Reform

NSW 2021 Fairfield Council Elections

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Fairfield Period Losses Poker Machines Premises
Club 2020/2021 $394,662,808 3344 18
Hotel 2020/2021 $171,638,371 507 19
  Weekly loss $10,890,407    



This council area is the worst impacted by poker machines in NSW. It is ranked 1st in the state for losses through club pokies, and 3rd for pub machines. It is ranked the 4th most disadvantaged council area in the state. The El Cortez Hotel is ranked no. 1 in the state by poker machine net profit. Fairfield is currently the only council area entirely defined as a Band 3 area, meaning no new poker machines can be allowed in. There is no requirement for machines to be removed. However, it is also one of only two councils in NSW to have a gambling impact policy, and was the first to adopt one. The Council is a strong supporter of community based gambling reform activities.



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? 
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