Fix NSW pokies laws!
NSW Political Party Leaders,
Every day $17million is lost through poker machines in NSW. Every day of the year.
We need whoever is elected to government to start dealing with this as a public health issue and to swiftly act to minimize and prevent further harm. NSW still has over 92,000 poker machines (over 30% of the world’s non-casino pokies) and numbers have only fallen 5% in a decade.
Pokies are designed to addict and they contribute to poverty, mental health issues, and family violence.
Next election, I will be voting to reduce pokie harm and I urge you to change your policies to support people, not pokies.
I call on you to commit to legislating to;
1. Bring in $1 maximum bets
2. Ban loyalty programs that encourage people to gamble more
3. Give councils the right to say “NO” to pokie machines