milk our community dry.
- In 2004 clubs and hotels in Fairfield made total profit of
$286,735,565 from 3,854 pokies
Fairfield Local Government Area (LGA) has more low income earners in the
- Fairfield LGA has one poker machine per 36 adult, NSW is one per 51
- Fairfield LGA expenditure per machine $74,399, 50% higher than NSW
Fairfield LGA exp per adult was $2,093 compared to NSW average of $923
clubs and pubs are applying for more and more pokies licences, despite
admitting this could create more problem gamblers: "Local clubs
and pubs have applied for more poker machines while little is being done
to tackle the area's gambling problems" Fairfield
was appalled to find that Fairfield Council was not objecting to these
applications. "The admission comes after an investigation by the
Fairfield City Champion discovered that the council had not opposed
poker machine increases at any club or pub since January"
took it upon myself to make a detailed submission objecting to the 56
new pokies applied for by Canley Heights RSL - giving the Department
seven key reasons to toss the application out Sydney
Morning Herald (6/10).
Further follow up letter to the Department of Gaming and Racing
* Source: OLGR Gaming
Statistics Summary (Nov 2006)