Get the pokies out of Tasmania's pubs and clubs

Get the pokies out of Tasmania's pubs and clubs

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Poker machines are designed to addict and rigged to win.

They cost too many Tasmanians their health, relationships, job or home.

One in three Tasmanians knows someone seriously harmed by gambling on poker machines. Four out of five Tasmanians want poker machines reduced in number or totally removed from pubs and clubs.

State parliament is considering the future of poker machines in Tasmania right now, and there is a state election in early 2018, so it's time to act. Our goals are simple:

  • Get poker machines out of community venues like pubs and clubs.
  • Make sure that poker machines ...

Poker machines are designed to addict and rigged to win.

They cost too many Tasmanians their health, relationships, job or home.

One in three Tasmanians knows someone seriously harmed by gambling on poker machines. Four out of five Tasmanians want poker machines reduced in number or totally removed from pubs and clubs.

State parliament is considering the future of poker machines in Tasmania right now, and there is a state election in early 2018, so it's time to act. Our goals are simple:

  • Get poker machines out of community venues like pubs and clubs.
  • Make sure that poker machines that remain in casinos are properly regulated to be safe and fair. 

We have a unique opportunity to stop a new licence being issued for poker machines in pubs and clubs,  which means we can get them out of our community.

Learn More

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Let’s do this!


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Dear Premier Will Hodgman,

You have an historic opportunity. Yours can be the first state government to take poker machines out of our communities.

Poker machines are deliberately designed to addict and rigged to win. Poker machine addiction costs too many Tasmanians their health, relationships, job or home.

About a third of government revenue from gambling is coming from the pockets of people addicted to poker machines.

The costs for the community far outweigh the money collected by your government.

One in three Tasmanians knows someone seriously affected by gambling on poker machines. Four out of five Tasmanians want poker machines reduced or totally removed from pubs and clubs.

We call on you to:
• Get poker machines out of Tasmania's pubs and clubs.
• Not increase poker machine numbers in the casinos, and make them safe and fair.
• Continue counselling and other support services for those harmed by poker machines.
• Support pubs and clubs with poker machines to transition their business model.

By withdrawing poker machines from our pubs and clubs, you can show that your government will not use the misery and addiction of Tasmanians as a source of revenue.

We urge you to take this step.