Pause the Pokies for Gambling Harm Awareness Week
21 June 2018
This year, Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) is taking place 3 - 9 September. The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF), Mapu Maia, Asian Family Services, and several community partners are inviting clubs to participate in a nationwide ‘Pause the Pokies’ campaign as part of this important awareness raising week. This involves venues turning off their pokie machines for one hour during GHAW to increase community awareness of gambling harm.
Registrations for the campaign have officially closed, however, if your club would like to join the other participating clubs please contact Tina McIvor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a way that clubs can show their commitment to providing a safe gambling environment while also highlighting the many other activities and facilities available within the club. Last year some Wellington venues were involved in a local campaign and supported raising awareness about gambling harm in their community by turning off their pokies for an hour. You can watch a short YouTube video testimonial from a venue owner below: