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).
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.
Upcoming activities and community events.
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.