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Bass Coast Shire Council has banded together with other Councils across the state to protect vulnerable communities from inappropriate placement of electronic gaming machines, through supporting the Enough Pokies Campaign.
Council is supporting the campaign along with the majority of Victoria’s 79 councils, the Salvation Army and the Municipal Association of Victoria.
Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the campaign was launched in October and rapidly gained momentum.
“Whilst gambling is a legal form of entertainment in Victoria, one in six people who play the pokies regularly has a serious addiction,” Cr Brown said.
“Links have been established between the number of electronic gaming machines in local government areas and the amount of harm generated from problem gambling.”
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