Victoria Needs Policies to Reduce Pokie Harm!
Dear Members of Parliament-
Victoria is home to 26,384 pokies with a $5 maximum bet. It's no wonder that over the last year, Victorian's lost $2.69 billion to poker machines.
That's the equivalent to $7,383,561 every day or $550 per Victorian adult annually.
We need a strong policy response which is why this coming election, I want to see you adopt into policy:
1) A maximum $1 bet for poker machines
2) Reduced operating hours for pokie venues
3) Banning "Losses disguised as wins"
As a Victorian community, we're losing too much to poker machines. It's time for reform!