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Australia’s Slot Machines, aka Pokies, not so bad after all?

Research proves Aussie Govt’s claim to ‘Most Pokies per Capita’ false. The Australian government has spent years, and countless funds, fighting the ills of slot machines; or pokies, as they call them. Time after time, anti-gambling politicians and lobbyists have claimed that Australia’s overabundance of gaming machines is to blame. The nation alleges to have the most pokies in the world, with as many as 20% of global installments, and the ‘most poker machines per capita‘. There’s been no push to dispute those claims either. After all, it would take mountains of documented research to do so. As it turns out, someone has done all the work, and they’ve been doing it for years. Australia’s Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) authors an annual World Count of Gaming Machines, and the latest edition was just released. Research Proves AU’s ‘Most Pokies per Capita’ False According to InterGame, GTA just finished putting together … Continue reading

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