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poker machine numbers to be capped in nsw's most disadvantaged areas




the growing billions of dollars fed through poker machines in nsw’s most disadvantaged suburbs will be capped in what the state government says is the most significant reform to slow problem gambling in more than a decade.about 20 per cent of the state, including its most socially disadvantaged ar...



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12/44pat caplice, in glenorchy, where he grew up, is leading an anti poker machine campaign in tasmania, prior to the state election. glenorchy, a lower socio-economic area on the outskirts of hobart, has a higher number of poker machines than more affluent areas of the city. photo: janie barrett



poker machine wish-list fails to gain support from powers that be




the canberra times editorial about poker machines (june 6) was thoughtful and realistic.some time ago we had a wish-list of suggestions on poker machine reform by a bi-partisan committee appointed by our legislative assembly.it made no impact at all on the act government and all but one of the many ...



cashing in: the pokie windfall funding six-figure salaries in sydney’s poorest s




millions made by pokie clubs in or near sydney’s most disadvantaged areas have been used to bankroll lucrative executive salaries and overseas staff travel, in one case eclipsing the cash spent on the industry’s much-touted community donations.western sydney’s fairfield rsl memorial club spent...



dog attacks mainly due to 'human error', animal expert says




after three dog attacks in almost as many days - including the fatal mauling of a nsw infant - an animal expert says owners need to accept they're usually to blame when canines turn on children.a great dane which attacked a three-year-old boy in newcastle on tuesday evening, partly ripping off his e...



the quirk giving woolworths a $30m tax break on poker machine takings




“woolworths owns more poker machines in nsw than supermarkets across australia. in many ways, it’s more accurate to call woolworths a gambling company than ‘fresh food people’,” mr fielding said. “this move into poker machines has been encouraged by a tax regime that benefits big corpora...



former gambling addict loses landmark poker machine case against crown, aristocr




james packer’s crown resorts and australia’s biggest pokies manufacturer have been cleared of allegations that a popular line of poker machines is unlawfully deceptive and designed to feed addiction.the federal court on friday delivered the long-awaited decision on the australian-first case in w...



cashing in: the pokie windfall funding six-figure salaries in sydney’s poorest s




millions made by pokie clubs in or near sydney’s most disadvantaged area have been used to bankroll lucrative executive salaries and overseas staff travel, in one case eclipsing the cash spent on the industry’s much-touted community donations.western sydney’s fairfield rsl memorial club spent ...



cashing in: the pokie windfall funding six-figure salaries in sydney’s poorest s




millions made by pokie clubs in or near sydney’s most disadvantaged area have been used to bankroll lucrative executive salaries and overseas staff travel, in one case eclipsing the cash spent on the industry’s much-touted community donations.western sydney’s fairfield rsl memorial club spent ...



law changes could see pokie machine numbers rise in vulnerable areas




proposed changes to poker machine laws announced by the nsw government could increase the number of machines in high-risk areas and increase pokie profits by an estimated $80 million a year.racing minister paul toole last week announced a raft of changes to laws governing pokies, including a cap on ...



cashing in: the pokie windfall funding six-figure salaries in sydney’s poorest s




millions made by pokie clubs in or near sydney’s most disadvantaged area have been used to bankroll lucrative executive salaries and overseas staff travel, in one case eclipsing the cash spent on the industry’s much-touted community donations.western sydney’s fairfield rsl memorial club spent ...



crown casino 'tampered with poker machines', whistleblowers allege




allegations from whistleblowers that crown casino tampered with poker machines and turned a blind eye to illicit drug use have been tabled in federal parliament.the claims are made by three former staff at crown in melbourne in a 30-minute video interview, which was tabled in parliament by anti-pok...



white ribbon has another black mark against it




white ribbon has yet another black mark against its name. fairfax's lisa visentin on saturday revealed a plan by the men's organisation to accept money from a publican if the authorities let him install more poker machines in his venue. white ribbon only changed its mind on the money when visen...



how woolies became the biggest pokie owner in the country




for years woolworths has sought to distance itself from its growing poker machine empire, a business venture that each year delivers the fresh food people a fire-hose of high-margin revenue and increased public opprobrium.woolworths owns its pokies through a majority-held joint venture and if you pi...



10 best poker apps and games for android




poker is one of the most popular card games in the world. there are tons of variants and it’s easy to play. you can even toss a few bucks into the pot and bet on it. as you can probably imagine, there are tons of poker apps and games on android. some are good and many are not. here are the best on...



10 best poker apps and games for android




poker is one of the most popular card games in the world. there are tons of variants and it’s easy to play. you can even toss a few bucks into the pot and bet on it. as you can probably imagine, there are tons of poker apps and games on android. some are good and many are not. here are the best on...



10 best poker apps and games for android




poker is one of the most popular card games in the world. there are tons of variants and it’s easy to play. you can even toss a few bucks into the pot and bet on it. as you can probably imagine, there are tons of poker apps and games on android. some are good and many are not. here are the best on...



'flawed' pokies scheme overstates money going to act community groups: study




canberra's clubs are claiming payments to coaches and elite sports players and payments for physiotherapy and massage as "community contributions" under poker machine laws, a leading gambling researcher has found.dr charles livingstone, of monash university, says the act's scheme that requires clubs...



'flawed' pokies scheme overstates money going to act community groups: study




canberra's clubs are claiming payments to coaches and elite sports players and payments for physiotherapy and massage as "community contributions" under poker machine laws, a leading gambling researcher has found.dr charles livingstone, of monash university, says the act's scheme that requires clubs...



britain is a ‘social mobility postcode lottery’, report says




the impact of britain’s widening geographical inequality on people’s life prospects has been revealed in the social mobility commission’s annual state of the nation report.see related state pension age 'could rise above life expectancy in poorer areas'most asylum seekers live in poorest parts...



news in 90 seconds for monday june 26, 2017




welcome to a new week, canberra. you'll probably be rugged up as you read this, because it's forecast to reach a low of a frosty minus 3 on monday, and a top of a measly 13 degrees. the cold's not going to ease up either, with the same minimum for tuesday and minus 1 on wednesday. apart from dress...



nsw hospitals accept $1.3 million in donations tied to poker machine increases




nsw hospitals are increasingly accepting offers of large cash donations from local pubs and clubs tied to an increase in poker machines in those venues.since 2011, the state's hospitals have accepted more than $1.3 million in donations conditioned upon nearby pokie venues successfully applying to op...



queenslanders in wealthy areas less likely to get head and neck cancer




a study has found those in disadvantaged areas are 1.7 times likely to get head and neck cancer.



sydney's billion-dollar pokie-fuelled building boom




“it’s this endless cycle of expansion,” prominent critic and gambling academic dr charles livingstone said.“they are on a runaway horse and don’t know how to get off it. they’ve got so much money they don't know what to do with it.”the most significant development is a $160 million ren...



social health atlas reveals overlap between avoidable death and disadvantage acr




almost two decades separate the age people die in some of sydney's most disadvantaged and most privileged areas, the latest social health atlas shows. people living in the low socioeconomic areas were significantly more likely to die avoidable deaths than their neighbours in more affluent postcode...