Victorians Spending More On Pokies

The Victorian government has spent the past few years working hard to reduce the potential harm caused by poker machines. Many of the measures were effective, and the state initially saw some improvement in problem gambling rates. Unfortunately, a new report has shown that pokie spending is now back on the increase. Over the course[…]

Pop-Up Pokie Warnings Could Encourage Players to Gamble More

  The Australian government has enacted a number of measures aimed at helping pokie players gamble more responsibly; however, some of these systems may be doing more harm than good, according to a new study by researchers at Central Queensland University (CQU). The research project worked with 200 pokie players in Adelaide, who were tasked[…]

Woolworths’ Revenue Jumps

Woolworths, one of the country’s leading retail brands, has recently had a tough time thriving in the downturned economy. Fortunately, the company’s hospitality division, and poker machines, have helped to rebuild the company financially, as Woolworths has seen a revenue jump worth 4.7%. Chief Executive Grant O’Brien refused to attribute the company’s growth to poker[…]

Income Control Will Prevent Welfare Families From Gambling

Of growing concern to Australian politicians is the well-being of children in low-income families. Although they receive the benefits necessary to care for their children, it has been discovered that many mothers and fathers have not been using their welfare money for its intended purposes. As such, the government is implementing an income control regime,[…]

Another Case of Gambling and Child Neglect

In February, it was reported that a mother and father locked their five children in a van while they gambled at a Sky City Casino in New Zealand. Now, the same thing has happened in Australia, with a mother leaving her child in a car while she played pokies at a local pub. She, too,[…]