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Pokie rebels - clubs and towns that say No

October 21st, 2015

Episode 2203 of 3777 episodes

The issues around addiction to pokies is not just for the person feeding the machine. State Governments, pubs and clubs have become reliant on the rivers of revenue that flow into their coffers as well, and one of the arguments against abolishing pokies is the damage it'll do to community resources. However at least a couple of communities and one club is bucking that trend - the Victorian town of Romsey said NO to pokies 6 years ago, and the Maroubra Sports Club has sold off its last 6 units to be totally pokie free.

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