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Electronic gambling machines

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Electronic gaming machines
Poker machines
Pokies
NARROWER TERMS
Policy

Yarra City Council gambling policy 2017

This policy recognises that the community harm resulting from gambling is widespread, and that local councils have a clear role in creating a safe environment for their residents.
Report

Reducing the harm caused by gambling

Gambling harm, which refers to negative consequences caused or made worse by gambling, including emotional or psychological distress, financial problems, and difficulties with relationships, work or study. This audit report examines the effectiveness of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's efforts to reduce gambling harm.
Report

Gambling participation and at-risk behaviour in problem gambling among Victorian adults

Gambling is a major public policy issue in Australia, affecting the health and wellbeing of many individuals and families in a range of ways. This paper aims to improve understanding of gambling participation and related problems among adults living in Victoria.
Discussion paper

Tasmania can’t afford a bet on the pokies

The poker machine industry has been shut down in Tasmania since the 24th of March. The industry is set to re-open on Friday the 26th of June. Re-opening these venues will provide immediate employment to staff previously stood down. However, this research shows that, in...
Report

Responsible conduct of gambling study

This study contributes to the review and potential improvement of Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) practices in NSW. There has not been a comprehensive examination into the effectiveness of RCG practices and training in NSW. The intention is for this research to build an evidence-base...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will removing poker machines from Tasmanian pubs and clubs cost thousands of jobs?

Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein claims the impact of taking poker machines out of pubs and clubs would cost thousands of jobs.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does a million dollars spent on pokies only create three jobs?

Discussing Tasmanian Labor's proposal to remove pokies from the state's pubs and clubs, World Vision chief advocate Tim Costello claims a million dollars spent on pokies only creates three jobs.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Can a poker machine manufacturer use the TPP to challenge changes to gambling laws?

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon claims the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement could allow overseas poker machine manufacturers to successfully sue the Government for passing anti-gambling laws.
Report

Victorian population gambling and health study 2018–2019

This report details results from a large general population survey on gambling participation, gambling problems and gambling-related harm in the state of Victoria, Australia conducted between September 2018 and January 2019.
Evaluation

Evaluation of YourPlay: final report

YourPlay, the Victorian government’s pre-commitment scheme for gaming machines, tries to empower players to make informed decisions about their gambling. This evaluation shows many of the users have experienced benefits from the scheme, but it could be improved with better communications, promotion and data reporting...