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Monash Mayor Wants Gambling Commission Overhaul

Monash Mayor Geoff Lake has demanded an overhaul of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. He argues that the regulator has failed to effectively reduce problem gambling rates and limit pokie spending, and suggests that it may be time for the city of Monash to introduce its own betting limits. According to a…

Victorian Councils Want to Limit Pokie Locations

One of the major concerns about problem gambling is the high concentration of pokies in low-income areas. Researchers believe that the number of pokies in poorer neighbourhoods is the cause of increase problem gambling rates, so Victorian politicians have decided to correct this issue. Councils across the state of Victoria aim to introduce new planning…

Victorian Councils Call for New Pokie Guidelines

The state of Victoria has taken the lead with regards to poker machine reforms in Australia. While the federal government has backed down from imposing new pokie restrictions, Victoria has implemented its own rules to help protect from gambling harm. Still, local Victoria city councils believe that more can be done to reduce problem gambling…

Biggest Pokie Losses Occur In Areas With High Unemployment Rates

Pokie spending is on the rise in Victoria. While this is not a particular bad situation, it is made worse by the fact that a new study has found that a significant portion of pokie spending comes from areas in which unemployment rates are highest. According to a report in the Herald Sun, the area…

Pokies Popular Among Miners

In January 2013, we reported that pokies are becoming increasingly popular in resource-rich areas of Australia. Today, statistics released by Sunshine Coast Daily prove that this trend will continue into 2014, as miners in Queensland are some of this year’s biggest pokie spenders. This year, punters in Gladstone were the biggest punters in Queensland. A…

Criticism for Queensland’s New Gambling Regulations

This week, the Queensland government lifted gambling limits for pokies. Premier Campbell Newman now permits pokie players to insert $50 and $100 bills into gaming machines, whereas they were previously limited to bills smaller than $20. As expected, the decision has attracted a great deal of controversy. Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin has criticized Mr…

Differential Rates For Pokies Rejected

In Brimbank, local councillors have recently decided to set new guidelines for differential rates. They will be applied to a wide range of properties, including commercial land and industrial land; however, pokie clubs and casinos will be exempt. The idea of introducing differential rates for gambling venues was introduced in July 2013. Responsible gambling advocates…

Limited Social Opportunities Drive Up Pokie Spending

In Gladstone, more and more adults are becoming engrossed in gambling due to a lack of other social activities. According to a report in The Observer, residents are turning to pokies simply because there isn’t much else to do in the city. According to Matthew Rockloff, associate professor at Central Queensland University, the residents of…

Pokie Spending Tops $2 Billion in Queensland

Over the course of the past year, residents of Queensland have spent over $2 billion on pokies. Spending on pokies in the state has risen significantly during the past 12 months, and responsible gambling experts wonder if problem gamblers contribute to these numbers. The average spending across the state is $429 per person, which includes…

Victorian Pokie Spending Drops Significantly

This week, reports have revealed that Victorian pokie spending has significantly dropped in recent years. According to the Herald Sun, spending on pokies has hit a seven-year low. In 2012, pokie players in Victoria spent $2.49 billion on gaming machines. While this sounds like a significant amount of money, it is actually generous decline, as…

Tag Archive: pokies spending

Monash Mayor Wants Gambling Commission Overhaul

Monash Mayor Geoff Lake has demanded an overhaul of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. He argues that the regulator has failed to effectively reduce problem gambling rates and limit pokie spending, and suggests that it may be time for the city of Monash to introduce its own betting limits. According to a…

Victorian Councils Want to Limit Pokie Locations

One of the major concerns about problem gambling is the high concentration of pokies in low-income areas. Researchers believe that the number of pokies in poorer neighbourhoods is the cause of increase problem gambling rates, so Victorian politicians have decided to correct this issue. Councils across the state of Victoria aim to introduce new planning…

Victorian Councils Call for New Pokie Guidelines

The state of Victoria has taken the lead with regards to poker machine reforms in Australia. While the federal government has backed down from imposing new pokie restrictions, Victoria has implemented its own rules to help protect from gambling harm. Still, local Victoria city councils believe that more can be done to reduce problem gambling…

Biggest Pokie Losses Occur In Areas With High Unemployment Rates

Pokie spending is on the rise in Victoria. While this is not a particular bad situation, it is made worse by the fact that a new study has found that a significant portion of pokie spending comes from areas in which unemployment rates are highest. According to a report in the Herald Sun, the area…

Pokies Popular Among Miners

In January 2013, we reported that pokies are becoming increasingly popular in resource-rich areas of Australia. Today, statistics released by Sunshine Coast Daily prove that this trend will continue into 2014, as miners in Queensland are some of this year’s biggest pokie spenders. This year, punters in Gladstone were the biggest punters in Queensland. A…

Criticism for Queensland’s New Gambling Regulations

This week, the Queensland government lifted gambling limits for pokies. Premier Campbell Newman now permits pokie players to insert $50 and $100 bills into gaming machines, whereas they were previously limited to bills smaller than $20. As expected, the decision has attracted a great deal of controversy. Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin has criticized Mr…

Differential Rates For Pokies Rejected

In Brimbank, local councillors have recently decided to set new guidelines for differential rates. They will be applied to a wide range of properties, including commercial land and industrial land; however, pokie clubs and casinos will be exempt. The idea of introducing differential rates for gambling venues was introduced in July 2013. Responsible gambling advocates…

Limited Social Opportunities Drive Up Pokie Spending

In Gladstone, more and more adults are becoming engrossed in gambling due to a lack of other social activities. According to a report in The Observer, residents are turning to pokies simply because there isn’t much else to do in the city. According to Matthew Rockloff, associate professor at Central Queensland University, the residents of…

Pokie Spending Tops $2 Billion in Queensland

Over the course of the past year, residents of Queensland have spent over $2 billion on pokies. Spending on pokies in the state has risen significantly during the past 12 months, and responsible gambling experts wonder if problem gamblers contribute to these numbers. The average spending across the state is $429 per person, which includes…

Victorian Pokie Spending Drops Significantly

This week, reports have revealed that Victorian pokie spending has significantly dropped in recent years. According to the Herald Sun, spending on pokies has hit a seven-year low. In 2012, pokie players in Victoria spent $2.49 billion on gaming machines. While this sounds like a significant amount of money, it is actually generous decline, as…

Tag Archive: pokies spending

Monash Mayor Wants Gambling Commission Overhaul

Monash Mayor Geoff Lake has demanded an overhaul of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. He argues that the regulator has failed to effectively reduce problem gambling rates and limit pokie spending, and suggests that it may be time for the city of Monash to introduce its own betting limits. According to a…

Victorian Councils Want to Limit Pokie Locations

One of the major concerns about problem gambling is the high concentration of pokies in low-income areas. Researchers believe that the number of pokies in poorer neighbourhoods is the cause of increase problem gambling rates, so Victorian politicians have decided to correct this issue. Councils across the state of Victoria aim to introduce new planning…

Victorian Councils Call for New Pokie Guidelines

The state of Victoria has taken the lead with regards to poker machine reforms in Australia. While the federal government has backed down from imposing new pokie restrictions, Victoria has implemented its own rules to help protect from gambling harm. Still, local Victoria city councils believe that more can be done to reduce problem gambling…

Biggest Pokie Losses Occur In Areas With High Unemployment Rates

Pokie spending is on the rise in Victoria. While this is not a particular bad situation, it is made worse by the fact that a new study has found that a significant portion of pokie spending comes from areas in which unemployment rates are highest. According to a report in the Herald Sun, the area…

Pokies Popular Among Miners

In January 2013, we reported that pokies are becoming increasingly popular in resource-rich areas of Australia. Today, statistics released by Sunshine Coast Daily prove that this trend will continue into 2014, as miners in Queensland are some of this year’s biggest pokie spenders. This year, punters in Gladstone were the biggest punters in Queensland. A…

Criticism for Queensland’s New Gambling Regulations

This week, the Queensland government lifted gambling limits for pokies. Premier Campbell Newman now permits pokie players to insert $50 and $100 bills into gaming machines, whereas they were previously limited to bills smaller than $20. As expected, the decision has attracted a great deal of controversy. Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin has criticized Mr…

Differential Rates For Pokies Rejected

In Brimbank, local councillors have recently decided to set new guidelines for differential rates. They will be applied to a wide range of properties, including commercial land and industrial land; however, pokie clubs and casinos will be exempt. The idea of introducing differential rates for gambling venues was introduced in July 2013. Responsible gambling advocates…

Limited Social Opportunities Drive Up Pokie Spending

In Gladstone, more and more adults are becoming engrossed in gambling due to a lack of other social activities. According to a report in The Observer, residents are turning to pokies simply because there isn’t much else to do in the city. According to Matthew Rockloff, associate professor at Central Queensland University, the residents of…

Pokie Spending Tops $2 Billion in Queensland

Over the course of the past year, residents of Queensland have spent over $2 billion on pokies. Spending on pokies in the state has risen significantly during the past 12 months, and responsible gambling experts wonder if problem gamblers contribute to these numbers. The average spending across the state is $429 per person, which includes…

Victorian Pokie Spending Drops Significantly

This week, reports have revealed that Victorian pokie spending has significantly dropped in recent years. According to the Herald Sun, spending on pokies has hit a seven-year low. In 2012, pokie players in Victoria spent $2.49 billion on gaming machines. While this sounds like a significant amount of money, it is actually generous decline, as…