Compo call af­ter AFL plan to ditch pok­ies

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

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.

Poker ma­chines

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