Tag Archive: Woolworth’s pokies

Woolworths Thrives in Pokies Market

To most Australians, Woolworths is a brand name that is associated with groceries. Residents think of Woolworths and they think of a place to buy milk and eggs, rather than a company that provides pokies. However, Woolworths is coming to depend more and more on its gambling business, as its pokie operations have proven to…

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…

Woolworths Wins Pokies Battle

Woolworths has been at odds with community organization GetUp! for the past few months. The group has been attempting to get the poker machine operation to improve $1 betting on all of its machines, a plan which Woolworths resisted from Day 1. Now, after months of campaigning on GetUp’s part, Woolworths has rejected the betting…

GetUp Persists With Pokies Limits

GetUp is a local responsible gambling organization that has been working hard to impose betting limits for poker machines across the country. What makes GetUps fight so unique is that the organization is has placed its focus on one pokies operator – Woolworths. As the biggest provider of poker machines in Australia, GetUp believes that…

Woolworth’s Pokies Concentrated in Low-Income Areas

When the popular shopping brand Woolworth’s started going under several years ago, the company decided that getting into the hospitality and gaming market would be the best way to recover lost profits. Unfortunately, the company seems to have taken the low road towards financial recovery, actually taking advantage of low-income individuals. Anti-gambling activists have recently…