Sunday, June 12, 2005

Removing Poker Machines In Australia Aimed At Helping Problem Gambling

A plan that has been in the works in one state in Australia to reduce the number of available "pokie" machines is underway. Eventually approximately 3000 machines will be turned off across the state according to the article in today's Advertiser newspaper. Th article goes on to say that this is the first known time in the history of Australia, if not the entire world, that a concentrated effort to LOWER the number of machines has been undertaken.

The effort is aimed at trying to curb a growing compulsive gambling problem.

We will watch and see what effect this has, if any.