How to Get Labor Out of Pokies

The 3 day ALP national conference kicked off in Brisbane today and the two issues getting traction in the media in terms of grass roots activism are opposition to the AUKUS submarines deal and changes to Labor's position on Palestine.

Aug. 17, 2023

Biggest Catholic pokies clubs as measured by net assets

This list tracks the biggest Catholic pokies clubs as measured by net assets on their latest balance sheets. The issue was covered in this Crikey story published on July 3, 2023.

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40 former Australian pokies venues

This list tracks Australian properties which once had poker machines on them but don't any more. It is designed to be inspiration to the existing 5000 pokies venues across Australia. How can you get your site added to this list? Please email through other former sites to or via Twitter to @maynereport.

Dec. 17, 2023

Links to interesting RSL Victoria documents

Here are links to some interesting RSL Victoria documents.

Jul. 14, 2023

Manningham gambling motion at 2023 ALGA NGA

The following motion was unanimously endorsed at the February 28, 2023 City of Manningham council meeting and was debated at the 2023 National General Assembly of the Australian Local Government Association on June 15.

Jun. 18, 2023

State govt reporting cycles on gambling

Here is some data on state government budgets and forecast gambling tax revenues from over the years.

Jul. 2, 2023

Politicians who sit on gambling boards

This list tracks elected politicians who simultaneously sat on the boards of pokies entities, particularly in NSW, plus former politicians who later joined gambling boards.

Jul. 4, 2023

An alternative lobbying letter to the Clubs NSW proposal

This website put up by Clubs NSW is proposing ridiculously misleading emails be sent to NSW politicians which read as follows. Below is the alternative wording that Stephen Mayne emailed through to Gambling Minister Kevin Anderson on January 14. Why not join in and do the same.

Jan. 14, 2023

Aristocrat time line

Aristocrat Leisure time line.

May. 8, 2023

ACCC correspondence re Endeavour expansion

Here is the full text of an email exchange with the ACCC regarding the growing market power of Endeavour Group.

Sep. 10, 2021

Crown Resorts time line

Here is a timeline of Crown Resorts.

Sep. 10, 2022

Gambling takeovers, floats, demergers and start up

This list tracks gambling floats, demergers, start-up and takeovers in Australia since it all began with Jeff Kennett's Tabcorp float in August 1994.

Apr. 29, 2022

Pokies venues on government land

This list tracks Victorian pokies venues which operate on government owned land. It would be great to expand this to a national list as it is an obvious way to add to this list of former pokies venues and work to get the current number of 5000 pokies venues reduced.

Dec. 17, 2023

Some links relevant to the Murdochs and gambling

Here are some links tracking the history of the Murdochs and the gambling industry.

Dec. 8, 2020

Templestowe Hotel planning and pokies history

This page looks at the saga of the Templestowe Hotel attempting to expand its pokies room from 50 to 60 machines.

May. 18, 2023

Bergin Inquiry transcripts on the 2019 Crown AGM

Below are the collective responses from the various Crown executives and directors who were asked at the Bergin Inquiry about this exchange from the 2019 Crown Resorts AGM.

Oct. 19, 2020

Crowns Resorts ASX statements about scandals

This list tracks all the ASX announcements which Crown Resorts has made responding to various scandals over the past few years.

Oct. 23, 2019

Reflections on battling the gambling industry

Stephen Mayne explains why he has resigned from The Alliance for Gambling Reform and what happens next...

Jul. 8, 2019

Tracking pokies numbers in Australia

How many poker machines are there in Australia?

Jun. 19, 2019

Australian sporting stars with a disclosed gambling issues

This list tracks current and former sporting professionals who have disclosed a battle with gambling addiction.

Mar. 27, 2019

Transcript of 2017 Crown Resorts AGM

Here is a partial transcript from the 2017 Crown Resorts AGM, held in Melbourne.

Sep. 2, 2019

Sourcing Australian pokie loss data

This list looks at where and when the 8 Australian states and territories release data on losses at poker machines in their jurisdictions.

May. 22, 2019

Pokies trial links

Mar. 27, 2019

How gambling turns law abiding workers into convicted criminals

One of the worst things about the pokies and online gambling is the way it creates first time criminals who end up stealing from their employers in order to feed their gambling addiction. This harms many parties and here are some examples.

Dec. 17, 2023

Current pollies sympathetic to pokies industry

Here is a list of current elected representatives with known associations to or sympathies towards the gambling industry.

Mar. 27, 2019

Top pokies venues in Victoria more than $10m a year.

Below is a list of the top pokies venues from around Victoria where punters lost more than $10 million in 2009/10. Only 9 of these 66 venues are located in Liberal seats.

Mar. 27, 2019

Biggest Woolies pokies venues in Victoria

This list tracks the biggest Woolworths pokies venues in Victoria.

Mar. 27, 2019

ING Entertainment fund meeting

ING's Real Estate Entertainment Fund held an information meeting in Sydney on February 22 and these are the edited highlights of our questions to chairman Richard Colless and the board.

May. 10, 2019