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”.
The Consumer Voices program continues to roll out across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Tablelands and Far South Coast. We have already delivered 39 sessions to a variety of community/welfare services and groups and have several bookings in place already for early next year.
Watch the interdisciplinary panel as we discuss how collaborative care may support people who are affected by problem gambling.
They’re rigged, they’re addictive and they’re everywhere”
For the first time, the masterminds behind pokie machines reveal how they’re programmed for addiction.
We are about to start up the very successful Consumer Voices program again following a small abeyance whilst awaiting funding outcomes.