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Australia – Tasmanian study highlights ‘cherry picking’ in Labor’s pokie crackdown

A recent study into gambling in Tasmanian has shown that despite a promised Labor crackdown on pokies announced in December, Tasmanians are gambling less frequently and when they do, they are increasingly betting on their phones. The three-yearly Social and Economic Impact Study (SEIS) showed poker machine use was steady since the last survey in…

Australia – Labor wants to ban club and pub slots in Tasmania

Tasmania could become the first Australian state to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs if Labor wins next year’s election in that state. The claim from Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White comes following a report by the Australia Institute that claims Australia is home to 76 per cent of the world’s poker machines in…

Australia – Tasmanian museum wants to add a VIP casino

The Tasmanian Government is considering breaking a 20-year monopoly to allow a new casino licence to be issued as part of a proposal put together by the owner of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). MONA Founder David Walsh has presented plans to construct a small casino for high rollers as part of…