Poker machines are designed to addict and rigged to win.
They cost too many Tasmanians their health, relationships, job or home.
One in three Tasmanians knows someone seriously harmed by gambling on poker machines. Four out of five Tasmanians want poker machines reduced in number or totally removed from pubs and clubs.
State parliament is considering the future of poker machines in Tasmania right now, so it’s time to act. Our goals are simple:
- Get poker machines out of community venues like pubs and clubs.
- Make sure that poker machines that remain in casinos are properly regulated to be safe and fair.
We have a unique opportunity to stop a new licence being issued for poker machines in pubs and clubs, which means we can get them out of our community.Key Facts
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Exploring pokie-free communities
Vicki works at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Every day she talks to hundreds of history buffs, curious tourists and visiting locals. They don’t need pokies.
For six generations, day in, day out, members of the Skeggs family have farmed their patch of land on the Peninsula. They don’t need pokies.
Poker machine reports and submissions
- Rare chance to stand up to pokies | The Mercury
- Tasmanian gambling review recommends $10,000 limits for poker machines | The Mercury
- Anglicare releases report showing economic benefits of removing pokies from pubs and clubs | The Mercury
- Tim Costello says Tasmania needs to decrease number of machines | The Mercury
- Investigation into Tasmania’s gambling industry continues | The Advocate
- Communities can thrive without pokies | The Advocate
- Huge economic benefits would allow banning of Tasmanian pub pokies: Anglicare report finds | ABC
- New push for poker machine ban in Tasmanian pubs and clubs | ABC
Authorised by Chris Jones, 159 Collins Street, Hobart 7000.