Say NO to more pokies – choose a healthier future for our children...
Every child deserves to grow up in a healthy community free from gambling harm. We want Auckland to be a vibrant and healthy community for our children to grow up in. Pokies are not part of the future we want for our children. Our most vulnerable children are exposed to pokies more than other children. When parents have problems with gambling, it is often children who suffer most and they are more likely to become problem gamblers themselves. We can break that cycle by saying No to more pokies and choosing a healthier future for our children.
About the campaign
This campaign for a ‘sinking lid’ for Auckland is being led by providers of problem gambling services in partnership with a range of other organisations who are concerned about the impact of problem gambling on our communities.
Councils have responsibilities under the Gambling Act and Racing Act to play a part in regulating gambling and must have policies about Class 4 gambling (pokie machines) and TAB venues.
Auckland Council will soon replace the policies of the seven previous councils with single policies.
If your organisation would like to support our ‘sinking lid’ for Auckland campaign, please contact Tony Milne, National Manager of Public Health at the Problem Gambling Foundation, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 59 32 59.