Woolworths: Get out of Pokies NOW

Woolworths: Get out of Pokies NOW

Media revelations that staff at Woolworths-owned hotels have been spying on pokies players in order to boost profits have shocked the community.

One of the major allegations made by Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie following interviews with whistleblowers is that Woolworths hotels keep databases of customers who gamble, including their habits and behaviours.

This information is used to encourage people to keep betting and lose more money on the poker machines. 

It's predatory behaviour by a big company that owns thousands of poker machines against some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Both Federal and state authorities ...

Media revelations that staff at Woolworths-owned hotels have been spying on pokies players in order to boost profits have shocked the community.

One of the major allegations made by Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie following interviews with whistleblowers is that Woolworths hotels keep databases of customers who gamble, including their habits and behaviours.

This information is used to encourage people to keep betting and lose more money on the poker machines. 

It's predatory behaviour by a big company that owns thousands of poker machines against some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Both Federal and state authorities are now investigating the allegations. Whether or not this activity is illegal, it is totally immoral.

Woolworths massive profits from the pokies industry don't allign with their 'family friendly' or'fresh-food people' brand. 

That's why Woolworths shouldn't wait - they should get out of the pokies business now.

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It's time to put People before Pokies

A secret database used to exploit vulnerable people to boost pokies profits is not what people expect from Woolworths.

Sign the petition to the Woolworths Board of Directors calling on them to stop profiting from the misery caused by poker machines and remove pokies from the hotels they own.

Add your voice today. 

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Let the Board know if you're a Woolworths customer.

The company has shown it will go to extraordinary lengths to push profit so they'll be interested when customers like you take a stand and call out their behaviour. Let them know if their behaviour has led you to boycott Woolworths or re-think your grocery shoppping choices.

It will have even more impact if you feel comfortable including some specifics, for example, "I'm a customer of Woolworths Bondi Junction where I do my weekly grocery shop" or "Your ongoing involvement in poker machines will make me shop at another supermarket from now on".