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Greens Table Bill for $1 Pokie Limit in Victoria

In the fight for pokie reform, The Greens have become well-known for their commitment to introducing $1 betting limits. The party’s plans failed on a national level, and they were not well received in Tasmania. Now, The Greens have set their sights on the Victorian gambling market, and they hope to introduce a law in…

Mallee Family Care Wants $1 Betting Limit for Pokies

Social services workers across Australia are becoming increasingly concerned about the rate at which local residents are spending money on pokies. In Mildura, residents spent $25 million on pokies lst year, and a local Family Care organisation wants to change the way locals bet in order to reduce problem gambling rates. Vernon Knight, CEO of…

Supermarket Owner Considers $1 Betting Limits

Woolworths isn’t the only supermarket owner in Australia that operators poker machines. Coles is yet another retail brand that owns and operates pokies. While this company only has a 10th of Woolworth’s gaming supply, Coles is looking to reduce the potential harm that its games can cause. As such, the company is considering introducing $1…

GetUp Loses Legal Battle Against Woolworths

Despite a great deal of shareholder support, anti-gambling group GetUp cannot compel Woolworths to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to discuss the issue of imposing $1 betting limits on its pokie machines. As such, the issue will only be presented at the company’s scheduled general meeting in November. Earlier this year, GetUp launched a…

Clubs Reject Betting Limit Alternative to Pokie Reform

When Andrew Wilkie introduced his pokie reform solution to address Australia’s gambling addiction problem, the idea was met with a great deal of resistance. Clubs, politicians and gaming organizations all rejected the initiative, which would require players to set their own betting limits before playing on poker machines. Politicians presented several alternatives to Wilkie’s reform,…