Speak Up: Voice Your Opposition to More Pokies in Berwick
Judith Graley MP-
Zagame's Berwick Springs Hotel already has the 10th highest pokies losses of any venue in the entire state. They now plan to increase their 95 pokies to 105. I refuse to standby and allow this to happen.
The City of Casey is ranked second in Victoria in poker machine losses; residents lost almost $125 million last financial year. That's money that could have been spent developing your electorate further.
Poker machines hurt people; there is a proven link between poker machines and family violence, depression, divorce and crime. Your government has promised to tackle family violence but additional pokies will not only contradict that promise, it'll counteract all the progress made so far. Pokie-related harm is a problem that needs to be taken seriously and the community needs protection from further exposure to poker machines.
I ask that you publicly voice your opposition to these additional pokies in Berwick and help protect our community!