Nowra library was the location for a very interesting evening on 20thSeptember when the Gambling Impact Society (NSW) in conjuncion with Shoalhaven Libraries hosted an author talk and community discussion event. Author, Drew Rooke, presented some interesting reflections on the process of researching of his recently released book – One Last Spin: the power and perils of the pokies.
So how did Australia evolve into a pokie nation?
Why are these machines so addictive?
These and many other questions will be discussed at this unique opportunity for community conversations on Thursday 20th September, 5.30pm-7.00pm at Nowra Library with Drew Rooke – author of this ground-breaking new book
The Uk has just taken a major step forward in reducing maximum bet sizes from 100 GPD to 2 GPD on their most voracious gambling products -Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT).
Are you concerned about levels of gambling in the community? Have you been negatively impacted directly or indirectly by gambling? Would you like to find out more about the Spectrum of Gambling Harms? Find out more on Wed. 6 September 2017
Coles announced that they want to reduce the damage caused by poker machines by lowering the maximum bet down to $1.
It’s pleasing to see commentary throughout the media and government, on the ongoing issue that is Gambling Harm
A small group of enthusiastic local Greens supporters and community members gathered at Braidwood to view the documentary and participate in a panel discussion.
The Consumer Voices program was funded in April last year for a 12-month pilot by the NSW Responsible Gambling Fund to train peer educators and deliver a minimum of 40 community education sessions in the South Coast, Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Southern Tablelands regions of NSW.
Upcoming activities and community events.
In 2000, Australian Len Ainsworth, the founder of leading poker machine manufacturer – Ainsworth Game Technology, proudly stated that the secret to his company’s success is: “building a better mouse trap”.