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To: NSW Premier Chris Minns and NSW Minister for Gaming and Racing David Harris

Urgent Pokies Reform Now

Online gambling has increased exponentially in recent years with Australians now losing $25 billion every year and poker machines accounting for $11.7 billion.

NSW hosts 35% of the world’s pokies in pubs and clubs and has 30% more poker machines than both Queensland and Victoria combined.

The NSW Government must take urgent action to reduce the number of pokies in pubs and clubs by 25,000 over the next five years - it’s time to end this tax on working people.

Why is this important?

The NSW Crime Commission recently reported billions of dollars of dirty money are being laundered through NSW poker machines each year while pokies fuel a growing health crisis of addiction that is tearing families and communities apart.

Working-class communities are the most heavily impacted by poker machine losses with adults in Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield and Cumberland LGAs in Western Sydney losing almost $3,000 each year to pokies.

The gaming industry is relentlessly transferring wealth out of our communities and concentrating it into the hands of a few or sending it offshore through machines that are proven to be highly addictive.

Add your name to send a clear message – NSW needs urgent pokies reform now.

New South Wales, Australia

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