Mitchell Shire Council will make a submission opposing Hogan’s Hotel’s application for an extra 20 poker machines at its Wallan premises.

The council met earlier today and all councillors in attendance voted unanimously to submit a Social and Economic Impact Assessment to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.

Hogan’s Hotel has applied to expand its gaming facilities from 45 electronic gaming machines to 65.

The council will also send a representative to the regulation board’s public hearing on April 2 to present its case.

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