Of all the local government areas in Tasmania, Glenorchy records the highest annual total loss from poker machines, exceeding $20 million.
That is $20 million, $558 per adult, that is being taken away from the local community and out of Glenorchy’s economy.
There are nine poker machine venues in Glenorchy, housing a total of 270 machines – each of these close to supermarkets, shopping centres, services and community spaces.
The Social Action and Research Centre is creating a series of maps profiling the presence of poker machines in Tasmanian communities and demonstrating their impact.
Each poker machines in Glenorchy takes on average $74,589 out of the area, about $30,000 more than the local average wage.
Right now, Tasmania has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to confine poker machines to casinos and to free our communities from these machines, which are designed to addict and rigged to win.
Stay tuned – SARC will be producing poker machine maps for each electorate ahead of the State Election due in March 2018.
Take Action: www.pokiescauseharm.org.au
- Pokies in Glenorchy media release
- Pokies in Burnie
- Pokies in Pembroke
- The latest economic report
- Pokies: A time to be brave
Each year, poker machines take more than $20 million from the Glenorchy community, that's $550 for every adult in the area. Today SARC launched its Pokies in Glenorchy map – it's time to take action and free our communities from poker machines.See the map here: http://bit.ly/2jJ9QGx
Posted by Social Action and Research Centre on Sunday, 3 December 2017