The Brimbank Electronic Gambling Policy 2019 outlines Council’s position on electronic gambling, in particular electronic gaming machines (EGMs), or ‘pokies’ as they are commonly known.
The policy details what we'll do to reduce the economic, social and health harm associated with EGMs and other forms of electronic gambling in Brimbank. We acknowledge that EGMs are a legal form of entertainment in Victoria, but also recognise that many in our community are vulnerable to experiencing gambling-related harm.
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The policy is based on three key objectives:
- Advocate to Federal and State Governments for a safer gambling environment and stronger regulatory reforms to prevent and reduce harm.
- Minimise the impact of electronic gambling and promote alternatives that have positive economic, social and health outcomes.
- Increase understanding of and take action to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm.
To learn more, please read Report 12.11 – Final Draft Electronic Gambling Policy 2019, which was presented to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 21 May 2019. This report includes all attachments to the Brimbank Electronic Gambling Policy.
Council's response to gambling losses
Recent media releases:
- Brimbank Council calls for urgent action following surge in pokies losses (March 2021)
- Council joins calls for urgent reforms to prevent gambling harm in Brimbank (September 2020)
- Brimbank pokies losses worst in Victoria (July 2019)
Gambler’s Help can help if you're experiencing gambling harm. They give free and confidential advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 1800 858 858 or visit Gambler’s Help for further details.