We’ve all heard about the Government’s current dilemma with regard to gaming and mandatory pre-commitment but what about the issue of the number of pokie machines being introduced into our communities?
On 5 March 2012, the City of Monash opposed an application by L’Unico Hotel in Clayton to increase the number of its pokie machines from 28 to 35. In a municipality where $122 million per year is generated from pokie machines but where the monthly expenditure on pokie machines is 80% higher than the Victorian average, it is not surprising that the issue of pokie machines continues to be highly controversial and socially significant.
Tonight on Done By Law, we will be speaking to the Mayor of Monash City Council, Stefani Perri about her battle to control the number of pokie machines being introduced into her community.
Tags: City of Monash, Gambling Regulation Act, Mayor Stefani Perri, Pokie machines, Problem Gambling, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
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