Good on ya Russell

by Cellobella on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

And Pete!

The move by the Rabbitoh’s owners Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court to get rid of the pokies at their club should be celebrated across the land.

…there are plans afoot for South Sydney Leagues Club to get rid of its 160 poker machines when the refurbished club opens its doors next year.

The Rabbitohs’ co-owners, actor Russell Crowe and businessman Peter Holmes a Court, have come up with the idea but the proposal is yet to go before the leagues club’s board.

Mr Holmes a Court says the club can generate an income without poker machines.

“There’s other places in the world where people run profitable venues without poker machines and we believe that’s the responsible thing to do in our community.”

That’s right Peter…. Perth is one of them.

Listening to Peter on AM this morning I was inspired to hear him put the social costs of pokies above the financial reward. May others follow your lead. Thank you for taking it.

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