I Stand With Shonica - Alliance for Gambling Reform

I Stand With Shonica


In fighting to have this case heard by the Federal Court, you have shown more bravery and leadership on combatting pokie harm than our politicians. You are leading the way for an Australia in which pokies will not be present and normalised in too many of our pubs, clubs and hotels. 

As you continue your case against Crown and Aristocrat, know that myself and hundreds of others are standing with you, demanding political action to end Australia's addiction to pokies. We cannot keep losing more than $12 billion annually to pokies and it's time our political leaders take a stand, as you have done. 

Thank you for your brave leadership!

Keep up the fight, I'm with you!

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Shonica is putting pokies on trial to hold Aristocrat and Crown accountable for the harm the "Dolphin Treasure" machine causes. Aristocrat is one of the world’s largest designers of poker machines, and Crown is one of Australia’s biggest operators of poker machines. Shoinca has taken both to the Melbourne Federal court. 

She's seeking change, not compensation. What she wants to achieve out of this case are declarations that both the Dolphin Treasure poker machine itself, and the way in which it is made available for play at Crown, breach Australian Consumer Law, and injunctions to prevent Aristocrat or Crown: using any deceptive design features in Dolphin Treasure or similar machines in the future. 

The bottom line here is that if Shonica wins, the misleading and deceptive design of poker machines has to stop. Because so many poker machines in so many venues in Australia are designed like ‘Dolphin Treasure’, this could really shake-up the industry.

Shonica has displayed incredible bravery to stop increasing pokie harm in Australia and we want everyone to know that the community is standing with Shonica!