Tag Archive: GetUp!

Supermarket Owner Considers $1 Betting Limits

Woolworths isn’t the only supermarket owner in Australia that operators poker machines. Coles is yet another retail brand that owns and operates pokies. While this company only has a 10th of Woolworth’s gaming supply, Coles is looking to reduce the potential harm that its games can cause. As such, the company is considering introducing $1…

Woolworths Wins Pokies Battle

Woolworths has been at odds with community organization GetUp! for the past few months. The group has been attempting to get the poker machine operation to improve $1 betting on all of its machines, a plan which Woolworths resisted from Day 1. Now, after months of campaigning on GetUp’s part, Woolworths has rejected the betting…

GetUp Persists With Pokies Limits

GetUp is a local responsible gambling organization that has been working hard to impose betting limits for poker machines across the country. What makes GetUps fight so unique is that the organization is has placed its focus on one pokies operator – Woolworths. As the biggest provider of poker machines in Australia, GetUp believes that…

GetUp Loses Legal Battle Against Woolworths

Despite a great deal of shareholder support, anti-gambling group GetUp cannot compel Woolworths to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to discuss the issue of imposing $1 betting limits on its pokie machines. As such, the issue will only be presented at the company’s scheduled general meeting in November. Earlier this year, GetUp launched a…

TV Stations Will Not Air Pokie Limit Ads

Earlier this month, it was announced that GetUp would be airing advertisements denouncing Woolworths and Coles for their involvement in the poker machine market. In an attempt to reduce gambling harm, the ad aimed to compel residents to tell the two gambling operators to impose betting limits; however, the public may never be exposed to…

New Ad Campaign Promotes $1 Betting Limit for Pokies

As poker machine reform is being put back on the table, community groups have stepped forward to voice their opinions on the issue. Imposing a $1 betting limit on all poker machines seems to be the most popular option for pokie reform in Australia, and political group GetUp! is taken to the media to promote…