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In The Media

The latest roundup of gaming & hospitality news from across the web

Binge gambling the next fear when poker machines reboot after COVID-19 gaming shutdown
Posted on September 30th, 2020

Victorian gamblers have saved $1.3 billion in poker machine losses since the machines were switched off due to COVID-19.

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Pubs, clubs, small bars, breweries, casinos
Posted on September 30th, 2020

Pubs, clubs, small bars, breweries, casinos. Resources and guidance for developing a COVID Safety Plan for your pub, club, small bar, cellar door...

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Pokies venues could ban problem gamblers reported by family members under proposed NSW...
Posted on September 30th, 2020

Gaming room staff will have more power to intervene with problem gamblers; Australia has the highest per capita level of gambling losses in the world.

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Problem gamblers say pokies venues aren't stopping self-excluded gamblers from losing thousands
Posted on September 30th, 2020

The ABC followed a self-excluded problem gambler as he used the pokies at multiple Sydney venues; ABC Investigations has spoken to gambling...

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Tasmanians lost $18 million on poker machines in August
Posted on September 30th, 2020

THE amount of money Tasmanians are losing on poker machines since casinos, clubs and pubs reopened continues to surge with one local...

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Concerns raised over facial recognition legislation
Posted on September 30th, 2020

The Government's proposals contains measures aimed at harm-minimisation around problem gambling, several of which were originally proposed by...

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Gold Coast cafes, restaurants, clubs approved for liquor licences
Posted on September 30th, 2020

Dozens of Gold Coast café, restaurant and club owners are being approved for extra liquor licences in a rapid hospitality industry expansion.

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Losses to Tasmanian poker machines in August revealed
Posted on September 30th, 2020

She said poker machine venues were prolific in the community and that anecdotally self-excluded gamblers reported easy access to gaming rooms...

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EDITORIAL || Rethink needed on how we address problem gambling
Posted on September 30th, 2020

POKIE OPPONENT: Independent MLC Meg Webb continues to campaign against electronic gaming machines in pubs and clubs. It would be a struggle...

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NSW Eyes Bill to Focus on Gambling Harm Minimisation
Posted on September 30th, 2020

With GambleAware Week on the horizon as well, it seemed like a good time to turn a lot of NSW's focus to gambling issues and responsibilities.

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