Gambling spokesperson and Greens MP Cate Faehrmann Greens MP says gambling and pokies pose an unacceptable risk during COVID-19 and should be shut down immediately.
Woolworths-owned Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group has been ordered to pay $172,000 after they were found to be illegally providing free alcohol to gamblers. Two of its hotels in the Northern Rivers were banned from operating their pokies for two weeks.
Ballina tradie and pokie survivor Ben Hamilton has kicked off a new anti-poker machine organisation in the Northern Rivers of NSW, called Kickin' The Punt.
A Far North Coast woman says her life was saved when COVID-19 caused the closures of her local club and her access to the pokies.
‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.
It’s time the federal and state governments in Australia recognised gambling harm as a serious public health issue, Alliance for Gambling Reform spokesman, the Rev Tim Costello, says on this World Suicide Prevention Day.
No matter which way you look at it, the statistics around poker machines are devastating. Every day, money is wasted, homes are gambled away, families are broken and lives are lost.
The voice of Masterchef is set to make a local film go viral for a cause very close to his heart.
Pokies came under fire at the Ballina Shire Council meeting yesterday (Thursday) when the rental discount for Club Lennox came up for discussion.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event to promote early intervention and awareness of responsible gambling practices in NSW. In 2018, it will be held from 8 to 14 October.