Woolworths: Get out of Pokies NOW

Banner reading People before Pokies outside of a Woolworths store

Media revelations that staff at Woolworths-owned hotels have been spying on pokies players in order to boost profits have shocked the community.

One of the major allegations made by Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie following interviews with whistleblowers is that Woolworths hotels keep databases of customers who gamble, including their habits and behaviours.

This information is used to encourage people to keep betting and lose more money on the poker machines. 

It's predatory behaviour by a big company that owns thousands of poker machines against some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Both Federal and state authorities are now investigating the allegations. Whether or not this activity is illegal, it is totally immoral.

Woolworths massive profits from the pokies industry don't allign with their 'family friendly' or'fresh-food people' brand. 

That's why Woolworths shouldn't wait - they should get out of the pokies business now.

I want Woolworths to dump its toxic pokies business.

A secret database used to exploit vulnerable people to boost pokies profits is not what people expect from Woolworths.

Sign the petition to the Woolworths Board of Directors calling on them to stop profiting from the misery caused by poker machines and remove pokies from the hotels they own.

Add your voice today. 

Who's signing

Josephine Perret
Sepideh Varshochiasl
Paul Hunt
Rosie Brilliant
Andrew Masson
mike smith
Diane Sproule-Carroll
Liam Hart
Shauna Engeler
Elizabeth McCardell
gaye mallinson
Bruce McQueen

Will you sign?

Showing 13 reactions

  • Josephine Perret
    signed 2018-11-12 01:24:31 +1100
  • Sepideh Varshochiasl
    signed 2018-08-08 18:33:30 +1000
  • Paul Hunt
    signed 2018-08-08 18:06:45 +1000
  • Rosie Brilliant
    signed 2018-08-08 18:05:22 +1000
    If poker machines had remained as the were in the 70s .. the one arm bandit .. clunky and slow only take 5c & 10c coins .. perhaps that could be ok ..

    BUT today they are money eating machines deliberately designed to get u addicted …EVIL they are ..
  • Andrew Masson
    signed 2018-08-07 19:55:08 +1000
  • mike smith
    signed 2018-08-06 20:17:41 +1000
  • Diane Sproule-Carroll
    signed 2018-08-06 17:23:17 +1000
  • Liam Hart
    signed 2018-08-06 15:19:00 +1000
    Liam Hart
  • Shauna Engeler
    signed 2018-08-06 14:17:11 +1000
    Not worth my business Cruelworths
  • Elizabeth McCardell
    signed 2018-08-06 14:15:05 +1000
  • gaye mallinson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-23 22:56:01 +1000
    Sign the petition: Woolworths: Get out of Pokies NOW
  • gaye mallinson
    signed 2018-05-23 22:55:50 +1000
  • Bruce McQueen
    signed 2018-05-23 17:36:45 +1000