50 cent cap on poker machines
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- A 50 cent cap on poker machines.
- Obstructing operation of on-line casinos as much as possible, such as preventing transfers from Australian bank accounts to on-line casinos.
- Limiting how much welfare money can be spent on gambling.
Allowing Low-Bet Gambling
At the same time
This approach should draw people away from high-bet commercial gambling to more social low-bet gambling.
Victorians loose $38bn on pokies
14th Jan 2008: "POKIES billionaire Bruce Mathieson is among a small number of gaming industry chiefs set to share in a $750 million annual bonanza generated by a makeover of the Victorian gaming industry."
Pokies Lead Losses
31st Jan 2008: The cost of Victoria's gambling addiction is surging towards $5 billion a year, with gambling losses up almost half a billion dollars in just four years....Gambling losses averaged $1,200 a person. more...
Record gambling losses
31st Jan 2008: Victorian gamblers have lost more than $1.3-billion on
poker machines in just the last six months.
And that doesn't even include the poker machines inside Melbourne's Crown Casino, which refuses to
release information on its revenues. more...