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Let's Talk about the Pokies

The majority of gambling losses In Australia are on the Pokies. Let's talk about that !

The majority of gambling losses In Australia are on the Pokies. Let's talk about that !



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Australians are big gamblers, losing more than $25 billion annually, with Victorians losing nearly $6 billion. More than half of these losses are on the Pokies.

Victorians saved more than $1.8 billion from being lost to poker machines when the venues were lockdown between March and November due to COVID.

To talk about the Pokies, the huge financial and social costs that come with the big losses and what reforms are needed to reduce gambling related harms, Louise Francis from Wyndham City Council will be joined by Carolyn Crawford and Katherine Copsey from the Alliance of Gambling Reform.

Carolyn is an advocate with lived experience of gambling harm who spent 18 months in prison for taking money to gamble on the pokies.

Katherine, is a leading advocate for protecting communities from gambling harm through effective gambling reforms.

This event is part of the Wyndham Learning Festival

A direct link to the online platform (MSTEAMS) will be shared upon registration through Eventbrite.






Category Community