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Pokies reform to prevent problem gambling

By ALLISON HORE The pokie industry in NSW is set for a big shake up as the Berejiklian government drafts legislation to help combat the state’s gambling problem. Under the proposed legislation family members of problem gamblers could apply to have their relatives banned from gaming venues and facial recognition technology could be used to […]


If like the ill-fated Family Feud, they surveyed 100 people to name eight things that are highly addictive, the possible result might be – Ice, Heroin, Cocaine, Cigarettes, Fat, Sugar, Mobile Phones and Poker Machines. However, it’s unlikely the pokies would come in as the number one selection, given the climate of denial that currently exists […]