Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Violent Crime at Woolies Pokie Pubs

The wave of violent crime at Woolworths poker machine hotels continues. This morning's papers report upon two security guards being robbed for their guns and the weekend takings at 11:20 on Monday morning. The venue was Woolworth's Westside Hotel.


Click here to read the report in the Herald Sun. Click here to read the report in The Age. The Age report is accompanied by a Channel Ten video.

This latest incident continues the wave of crime at Melbourne's pokie many of which are operated by Woolworths. Click here to read The Age report on the network of gangs who have been terrorizing poker machine venues.


Here's the Victorian Police video offering a $50,000 reward to help catch the gang.


This latest incident is the reality about whether it is safe to gamble at one of these venues.

Any responsible adult should think twice about exposing their children to the potential of violence at these venues. Any responsible adult should think twice about exposing their children to the poker machine gambling at these venues.

Here's the poster for the upcoming Kids Club promotion at Woolworths Westside Hotel where this violent crime occurred.


I would not take children to Woolworths' Westside Hotel regardless of the lure of face painting and prizes to be won. Remember that it is legal for a child to attend this event unaccompanied by an adult so long as the child is eating.

Woolworths should cease this or any like promotions targeting children.

It's the responsible thing for Woolworths to do.

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