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Gambling data

NSW Losses

Gambling losses can occur through race betting on course or in the TAB, buying lottery, lotto and scratchie tickets, Keno, online gambling or poker machines. Wesley Mission is currently concentrating on preventing and minimising harm from poker machine gambling, which still accounts for around half of all dollar losses in NSW.

Some key figures from the most recent data, third quarter of 2022:

  • Total losses: $2.18billion in 92 days, through 86,568 poker machines in pubs and clubs.
  • Daily losses: rising from $21.3million in the first half of 2022 to $23.7million per day. Every day.
  • Venues: 56% of losses come through club pokies ($13.2million a day) and 44% through pub pokies ($10.5million a day)

Read more here: NSW community loses more than $2 billion to pub and club poker machines as cost of living crisis bites | Wesley Mission

FAQ: Wesley Mission facts and figures on gambling harm

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Downloadable pdf posters

Speech bubble posters (can be printed as A4 or A3)
It’s powerful when people can speak in their own voice to say why they want gambling reform. Download and print these ‘speech bubble’ posters and use them to ask candidates or members of the public to express their views. Take photos (if people don’t want to be identified, frame the shot so their face is not visible) and share on socials, and please send us a copy or tag @wesleymission.
Wesley Mission 5 point election platform goals (A3)
One way you can use this poster is in a meet the candidate forum, where you ask candidates to use post-it-notes with their names to show whether they support all or some of the platform; take a photo after this exercise and post on social media tagging @wesleymission so we can see it, or send us a copy of the photo with details of where the forum was held and the candidates’ full names.

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Our five 2023-2027 gambling reform goals:

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Free, confidential support for people experiencing gambling harm is available 24/7 by calling the GambleAware Helpline 1800 858 858 or visit Gambling Help Online.
In crisis? Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or crisis chat online.
Authorised by Rev Stu Cameron, Wesley Mission, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.


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