To the Honourable the President and Members of the Legislative Council in this present Parliament assembled:
1. $1 maximum bets on all poker machines
Implement a $1 maximum bet per spin on all poker machines to reduce the amount of money gamblers can lose each time they press a button and slow the rate of losses. Maximum loss per hour should not exceed $120, which would significantly decrease harm.
2. Reduced operating hours
Gaming venues can operate 18 hours a day - we think this is too much! Opening hours need to be limited in gaming venues to a maximum of 12 hours a day!
3. ‘Con–free’ machines
Poker machines are designed to addict and rigged to con the user to keep gambling. Machine designs should:
- Remove losses disguised as wins
- Remove free spins
- Slow spin rates