GAMBLING LOSSES FOR THE AREA
|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?||Not taking any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?||Reducing gambling harm in your LGA?|
|Gary Patni||Central Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Jordan Hodgson||Central Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Sarkis Yedelian||Central Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Francisco Valencia Cepada||Central Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Shweta Deshpande||Central Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Timothy Pinzone||West Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
Which of the policies referred to in our Candidate Information Pack do you support?
What is your position on poker machine policy?
I fully support all the policies and advocacy actions referred to in your Candidate Information Resources. My commitments in relation to council poker machine policies: "Identify Gambling Harm as an issue in
City of Ryde's Community Strategic Plan
Create a Gambling Harm Minimisation
Use Planning and Enforcement
Advocate for reform at State and Federal
I principally support the Alliance for Gambling Reform's recommended local government policies and advocacy actions. It's about taking sensible and pragmatic steps to address the community harm caused by gambling.
I always opposed extending operation hours of gambling venues in Ryde LGA. If in my power I will not allow any gambling venues in Ryde LGA. Our council does not have any strong policy on gambling. I will work hard with the help of advocating associations to formulate stronger policies.
Francisco Valencia Cepeda
1. Support gambling-free public space. 2. Back gambling-free community sport. 3. Stop the expansion of gambling in our suburbs & towns
I believe in gambling damages families and would like to see myself in council to support policies that have stricter policies on gambling machines and identifying vulnerable individuals that are impacted by gambling.
I believe that Ryde Council should do more to pressure local venues to transition away from poker machines.