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Updated: 2015-09-30T08:04:03.541+10:00

 



This is a fairly typical response by pokies owners...

2007-10-12T07:23:00.000+10:00

This is a fairly typical response by pokies owners when criticised directly - respond about a different issue. Your criticism was about the political influence of the largest political donor being a pokie club, and about the largest number of machines per capita in the country. He responded by talking about pokies in Hotels.

No state or territory has done anything serious about problem gambling except WA, which has banned them outside the casino. Any guesses what the most successful problem gambling initiative has ever been in Australia? The smoking ban, and it wasn't introduced as a responsible gambling initiative.

The solution to problem gambling already exists: pre-commitment using smart technology, as discussed by Mark Dickerson. Google "What if there were no problem gamblers" and read a short paper if interested.



"They ignore the Stanhope Government's decision, i...

2007-10-11T22:54:00.000+10:00

"They ignore the Stanhope Government's decision, in the face of enormous pressure, to refuse privateers into gaming in the ACT, thus keeping them out of taverns, hotels and the casino."

Of course he's kept them out - they would provide competition for the Labor club.