NEW SOUTH WALES

Every day $20million is lost through poker machines in New South Wales. Every day of the year.

We need all MPs to start dealing with this as a public health issue and to swiftly act to minimize and prevent further harm. NSW still has over 89,000 poker machines (over 30% of the world’s non-casino pokies) and numbers have only fallen 5% in a decade.

Pokies are designed to addict and they contribute to poverty, mental health issues, and family violence.

Ongoing Campaigns

We're campaigning to start the process of reducing gambling harm with common sense policies such as:
 

1. Having all poker machines turned off between midnight and 10am

2. Bringing in $1 maximum bets

3. Ending loyalty schemes that encourage people to gamble more 

4. Giving councils the right to say “NO” to pokie machines

Check out what we're up to across the organisation through our campaign blog.

 

What we're up against: 

The NSW Coalition's Memos of Understanding with ClubsNSW:

MOU 2010

MOU 2014

MOU 2018

The NSW ALP's Clubs Policy, released during the 2019 state election campaign

 

Other resources:

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling's Strategic Plan 2021-2024