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Latest news: Gambling

ACT grapples with gaming machine crisis

MLAs Shane Rattenbury and Dr Marisa Paterson, and Senator David Pocock spoke about gambling addiction in the ACT at a symposium today.

Clubs sector opposes compulsory acquisition of pokies in ACT

ACT gaming minister Shane Rattenbury could force clubs to surrender poker machines, a bill introduced this week proposes.

ACT pokies control: national-leading or extortionately expensive?

The ACT Government has begun a market sounding for a system to control poker machines. But Labor MLA Dr Marisa Paterson has concerns.

ACT prohibits poker machines in Molonglo

Labor MLA Dr Marisa Paterson’s bill to prohibit poker machines from the Molonglo Valley and other new areas of the ACT passed the Assembly.

Curtin newsagency seeks mystery lotto millionaire

A Curtin newsagency customer who bought an entry in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw has scored $1.4 million – but first, they need to check their tickets and come forward.

‘Christmas will be great this year’: Canberra man claims $100k lotto win

A Canberra man is set to experience a joyous Christmas after he won $100,000 in lottery draw today.

Gambling Harm Awareness Week in the ACT

The ACT Government will launch a 12-month campaign to educate the public about gambling products, gambling harm, and free support.

Stakeholders call for club and poker machine reforms in ACT

Canberrans lost more than $190 million on electric gaming machines last year, and clubs and politicians believe a new approach is needed.

Marisa Paterson introduces legislation to keep Molonglo pokie free

Proposed legislation would ban the authorisation of poker machine licenses in the Molonglo Valley and undeveloped areas of the ACT.

Molonglo residents rally behind pokie-free campaign

Dr Marisa Paterson MLA says her campaign to ‘Keep Molonglo Pokie-Free’ has received overwhelming support from Molonglo Valley residents.

ANU: Restricting access reduces gambling

Gambling rates reduced during the pandemic, but increased once social restrictions were lifted, according to ANU research.

Marisa Paterson MLA wants to keep Molonglo pokie-free

The Molonglo Valley, has neither clubs nor poker machines – and th