Reduce harm from electronic gaming machines

Row of electronic gambling machines with empty seats

Brimbank has had the highest gambling losses of any municipality in Victoria.

Almost $173 million was lost on electronic gambling machines (EGMs) in Brimbank in the 2022-23 financial year, which averages to about $437,700 in losses per day. 

We have long been lobbying for better regulation of the gaming industry and continue to partner with the Alliance for Gambling Reform to pursue wider systemic reform.

We're calling for:

  1. the mandated closure of gaming venues from 12am to 10am
  2. a mandatory binding pre-commitment system for all EGMs in Victoria;
  3. $1 maximum bets on all EGMs;
  4. a sinking cap on the number of EGMs in Brimbank (which would mean that if machines are removed from one venue, they cannot be re-installed into another venue); and
  5. research to better understand the local impact of harmful gambling.
Last updated: 19 December 2023 - 5:21pm