Let's Put People before Pokies
Dear Honourable President and Members of the Legislative Council,
Pokies are the leading cause of gambling-related harm, with 75% of all gambling addictions attribute to pokies.
Personal losses to poker machines are in excess of $6 billion per year in NSW alone, this is roughly half of Australia's total annual losses.
It's time to put people before pokies.
Your petitioners request that the Parliament:
Launch a Special Commission of Inquiry into the influence of the gambling and racing industry on NSW politics.
Require venue-by-venue reporting of community losses to poker machines.
Implement genuine harm minimisation strategies like $1 bet limits.
Implement laws and policies to reduce the number of pokies in NSW, particularly in hotels.