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Tag: Poker machines

Clubs receive government funds to reduce reliance on pokies

Community clubs across Canberra have received government funding to reduce their reliance on pokies and fund other revenue stream initiatives, Gaming Minister Shane Rattenbury said today.

Gambling reform: Is the ACT Green’s vision of a network of pokie-free clubs possible?

Of the 49 ACT clubs, hotels and taverns offering gambling poker machines on-site in October 2017, just three venues have since gone pokie-free, according to data from the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

Poker machine reform motion binned

Poker machine reforms that would have seen a bet limit reduction and machine load limits for punters have been voted against in the ACT Legislative Assembly today.

Punters save $1 billion during pokie shutdown

More than $1 billion has been saved in poker machine losses across pubs and clubs Australia-wide since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the Alliance for Gambling Reform. In a statement on 22...
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