Opinion

Pokie machines: they've got to go

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 31 Oct 2020

Pokie machines: they've got to go
Jehan Casinader
Sat, 31 Oct 2020
The entertainment scene has changed over the years. We no longer allow people to smoke in bars. We don’t allow them to drive home drunk.But we still allow people to sit in the dark recesses of a pub or restaurant and pour money into pokie machines. I’m sure there are some who enjoy an occasional spin, using leftover change from their fish-and-chips meal. But let’s not kid ourselves. Many of those who use pokie machines have an unhealthy relationship with gaming. They may not be considered “addicts”,...

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