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Latest news: Poker machines

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.

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.

Marisa Paterson MLA wants to keep Molonglo pokie-free

The Molonglo Valley, has neither clubs nor poker machines – and the local Labor MLA is determined residents will not suffer gambling harm.

NSW premier’s plan for cashless pokies in five years

Every poker machine in NSW will be cashless within five years under an ambitious plan to overhaul the gaming industry.

NSW clubs to introduce gambling code of conduct

A NSW club industry code of conduct has been welcomed by Premier Dominic Perrottet, though he says it won't deter him from introducing cashless gaming, in the face of fierce resistance.

ClubsACT will co-operate with government on poker machine reforms

Canberra’s clubs sector is prepared to work as an industry with the ACT Government on reviewing the proposed $5 bet and $100 credit limits for poker machines and centralised monitoring system, ClubsACT CEO Craig Shannon said, but has some reservations.

ACTCOSS welcomes poker machine reforms

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called the ACT Government’s proposed cap on poker machine bet and credit limits, and introducing a central monitoring system, “a significant step towards reducing gambling harm in the Canberra community”.

ACT Government wants to limit poker machine bets

Every year, Canberrans spend $2 billion on poker machines – and an estimated 44,000 people have been harmed by gambling. But that could be less of a problem if the ACT Government’s proposed reform of poker machines goes ahead.

Clubs receive government funds to reduce reliance on pokies

Community clubs across Canberra have received government funding to reduce their reliance on pokies and fund other revenue stream initiatives, Gaming Minister Shane Rattenbury said today.

Gambling reform: Is the ACT Green’s vision of a network of pokie-free clubs possible?

Of the 49 ACT clubs, hotels and taverns offering gambling poker machines on-site in October 2017, just three venues have since gone pokie-free, according to data from the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

Poker machine reform motion binned

Poker machine reforms that would have seen a bet limit reduction and machine load limits for punters have been voted against in the ACT Legislative Assembly today.