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Poker machine losses exceed $60 billion in Victoria alone

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 18th July 2022 -  The money lost on poker machines dwarfs that spent on addressing social needs in the state, including social housing reform. The amount lost on Victorian poker machines has topped

With pokies shut down, coronavirus stress could drive more people to reckless online gambling

Contributor, Tuesday, 7th April 2020 -  New regulations are urgently needed to restrict online bet sizes and credit card use, write Charles Livingstone and Samantha Thomas. Pubs, clubs and casinos have all been closed

‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet on virtual racing machines. The

The Crown allegations show the repeated failures of our gambling regulators

Contributor, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  What we know from whistleblowers and investigative journalists – and most pointedly not from regulatory activity – is that Australia’s biggest and most prominent gambling operators

Calls to Address ‘Toxic’ Pokie Stronghold in NSW

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 12th July 2017 -  The nation’s leading advocacy anti-gambling body has applauded a move by the Fairfield Council in NSW to demand the state government ban the introduction of any new poker machines…

Move To Introduce $1 Pokies Limit Breaking Industry’s ‘Dirty, Little Conspiracy’

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Coles has revealed it wants to introduce a $1 betting limit on poker machines, in a move the Alliance for Gambling Reform said was breaking up the “dirty, little conspiracy” of the powerful

NFPs Back PokieLeaks To Tackle ‘Predatory’ Industry

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th September 2016 -  Not for Profits are backing the so-called PokieLeaks campaign in a bid to crack the secrets of a “predatory” industry being slammed as “the Australian equivalent of the NRA” in terms

QLD Pokie Plan a New Threat to Vulnerable – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  A Not for Profit review of the Queensland Government’s poker machine ‘red tape reduction’ initiative has found that the plan increases gambling revenue and…

NFPs Welcome Pokies Legislation

Staff Reporter, Friday, 30th November 2012 - 
The National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 has been passed by Parliament. Not for Profit organisations have welcomed the passing of the controversial pokies legislation through the…

Legislation Introduced on Pokies Reforms

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  Controversial legislation to tackle gambling addiction and poker machine reform has been introduced into Federal Parliament paving the way for a pre-commitment trial in the ACT.…

CEO Announced for Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 -  Human resources management expert, Serge Sardo has been appointed to lead what is described as Australia’s first independent body dedicated to preventing and treating problem…

Vic Gambling Foundation Preempts Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 - 
The Victorian Government has launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation The Victorian Government has launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation on…
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