Compo call after AFL plan to ditch pokies
AFL clubs want the league to pay them compensation to get out of pokies.
Nine clubs have been weighing up whether to buy the rights to run pokies for another 20 years, with a decision deadline in February.
But AFL chairman Richard Goyder has said he “hates” pokies and wants clubs to wean themselves off them.
Hawthorn said it would have to be paid to lose its machines and Carlton was considering whether to stick with pokies but would seek compensation if forced out of pokies.
Geelong also wanted compensation but said it intended to keep its pokies.
Collingwood, St Kilda and Melbourne will sign up again, while the Western Bulldogs were yet to decide.