Under proposed reforms, gamblers will have to set a spending limit before playing the pokies.
Clubs say the change will threaten their very survival, taking a big chunk out of their revenue. And that, in turn, would impact the services they offer communities.
But those supporting reform say the changes will only affect high-risk problem gamblers, and most Aussie punters won’t be affected. And they say clubs – which enjoy tax breaks – aren’t channelling enough of their poker machine money back into the community.
Insight brings together two key players spearheading each side of the debate – Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and Anthony Ball from Clubs Australia – as well as ordinary club-goers and gambling experts to examine what’s at stake.
Meet the Guests
- Andrew Wilkie
- Anthony Ball
- Betty Con Walker
- Danny Robinson
- Sue Pinkerton
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