Over the 2018-2019 financial year, our state lost $2.7 billion in poker machine losses. This figure doesn't include those losses occurring on machines within Crown Casino, who are yet to disclose their annual data.
Losses are officially on the rise, with this year's data indicating a $3.5 million dollar increase in money lost on toxic poker machines. Each day, the gambling industry are taking $7.4 million in poker machine losses from Victorians.
Data shows that the gambling industry exploit communities that are already highly stressed, and can least afford the additional problems poker machines create.
Victorians are actively campaigning for reforms that prioritise harm minimisation and prevention, and empower communities and those with lived experience of the harm caused by gambling. We're joined by our 22 Victorian Leadership Councils, who are working with us to regulate an industry that preys on members of our communities.
We've had some fantastic wins, but we need to keep the pressure on!
Ongoing state-wide campaigns:
- The data on gambling harm is out- Victoria lost $2.7 billion. Sign the petition or write to your local MP demanding reform
- There's no regular reporting on the number of gambling-related deaths in Victoria. Tell your local rep that we need the full story.
- Greater Dandenong: Learn more, get involved, download brochures and posters
- Moreland: Ask for a Resident Action Kit
- Whittlesea: Sign up for a Residential Action Kit or sign the petition to make pokie reform a priority now!
- Brimbank: Sign the petition to make pokie reform a priority!
Last updated 02/08/2019.