Pokies in Glenorchy – the facts and figures

Michelle Wisbey Uncategorized

Download the Pokies in Glenorchy map here.

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 

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Pokies in Glenorchy

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

SARC manager Meg Webb launches the Pokies in Glenorchy map to the media.