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Please sign this petition to help us stop the negative effects of Poker Machine Gambling.

Stop Poker Machines

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-05-25/key-facts-gambling-in-australia/2730414

Poker machines account for 62 per cent of gambling expenditure.They account for 75 per cent to 80 per cent of problem gamblers.

 Annual gaming machine losses per player average about $3,700 in New      South Wales, $3,100 in Victoria and $1,800 in Queensland

 There were 198,300 electronic gaming machines in Australia in 2009

The harms from problem gambling can include suicide, depression, relationship breakdown, lowered work productivity, job loss, bankruptcy and crime. Suicide rates among gambling addicts are staggeringly high. Studies have estimated that one in five problem gamblers attempt to kill themselves, which is about twice the rate of other addictions.

Our aim is to stop the spread of poker machines  in our suburbs and to limit the amount of biding and loss .

Gaming machine count puts NSW second in the world , is beaten only by Nevada, while Australia stands sixth in global rankings, report shows

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/24/gaming-machine-count-puts-nsw-second-in-the-world

 



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