of the WORLD’S gaming machines are in AUSTRALIA, which is…


of the WORLD’S population.


a YEAR is spent on the pokies in Australia. 40% of this comes from PROBLEM GAMBLERS.


Pokies are in Australian pubs and clubs OVER HALF are in NSW.


Of Australia's PROBLEM GAMBLERS have a problem because of pokies in our pubs and clubs.

$2.5 million

is the amount spent by clubs NSW on POLITICAL DONATIONS over the last 15 years. 


is the estimated amount of
in Australia.


year olds spend MORE on the pokies than any other age group.


of our pokies are found in NEIGHBOURHOOD pubs and clubs.


of SUICIDES reported at Victoria's Alfred Hospital are related to a pokies addiction.


PEOPLE are seriously affected by every ONE problem gambler.


of Australians SUPPORT policy to make pokies SAFER.


is COLLECTED every year from taxes on pokies. This represents around 5% of state revenue.

4 IN 5

areas with the biggest losses are Sydney’s most DISADVANTAGED suburbs.

Links to learn more

  1. Online Pokies: Facts
  2. The Conversation: 15 things you should know about Australia's love affair with the pokies
  3. The Conversation: Bright lights, big losses: how poker machines create addicts and rob them blind
  4. Daily Telegraph: NSW top pubs making profits with pokies
  5. The Conversation: Paying the piper and calling the tune following clubs NSW 's political donations
  6. SMH: Pokie gambling in NSW surged to $73b despite fewer machines
  7. SMH: Poker machine profits come from Sydney's poorest suburbs
  8. ABC: Gambling pays off for Australian Governments
  9. Responsible Gambling: Know the facts about pokies
  10. The Guardian: How the gambling lobby won the fight over pokie reforms
  11. The Conversation: How real are claims of poker machine community benefits?
  12. The Alliance for Gambling Reform
  13. Nick Xenophon: Campaign against poker machines
  14. Andrew Wilkie: Gambling project