Pokies profits have soared. Victoria’s heaviest pokies losses are occurring in working class communities. Greedy gambling magnates are deliberately saturating these areas with pokies machines, which are designed to be addictive, making people overestimate their wins while underestimating their losses.
We are surveying members about their attitudes towards gambling reform and gathering stories from people whose lives have been impacted by the pokies.
We need as many responses as possible in order to demonstrate the scale of the impact gambling is having on our community, to compel the Victorian Government to take meaningful action.
If you want to see gambling reform in Victoria, or have any thoughts to share on this issue, please take the survey here.
Together, we can stand up to billionaire gambling magnates and get governments to make impactful change.
ASU Vic Tas branch secretary
P.S Feel free to send the survey to any friends, family, or workmates who may like to share their views on gambling reform.