A decision in May this year by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and LIquor Regulation to approve extra pokie machines at a Clayton hotel was met with dismay by the Monash City Council which is acutely aware of the harm caused by problem gambling.
Tonight we will be speaking with th Mayor of the City of Monash, Councillor Stefanie Perri in relation to the Council’s decision to appeal the Commission’s May decision in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Regular listeners may recall we interviewed Councillor Perri In April this year before the Commission’s decision was handed down.
Tags: Gambling, Mayor of Monash City Council, Monash City Council, Pokies, Stefanie Perri, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
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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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