This election- promise pokie-harm prevention policy for Whittlesea!
Dear Members of Parliament-
City of Whittlesea residents lose $283,000 every single day to poker machines! Whittlesea is home to 691 poker machines and four of Victoria's top 20 venues for pokies losses. Last year, they drained over $103 million from the community!
It's clear strong action needs to be taken 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"
This would significantly limit the financial losses and consequently, the harm caused by poker machines. Whittlesea is now 7th highest locality in Victoria for pokie losses- we urgently need poker machine policy reform.
I urge you to adopt these measures into your election policy!