Victoria likes to consider itself Australia’s most progressive state - but not when it comes to gambling harm. With addictive poker machines features such as losses disguised as wins still in play, Victoria is trailing behind its Queensland and Tasmanian counterparts.
In 2019, our state lost $2.7 billion in poker machine losses. This doesn't even include the losses occurring in Crown Casino (exempt from mandated 6 month reporting), which would bring us over $3 billion.
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.