Will Aussies Ban Pokies? New Legal Challenge is Putting Money on It

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Will Aussies Ban Pokies? New Legal Challenge is Putting Money on It

A new lawsuit will seek to ascertain that the slots industry in Australia is in breach of consumer law because they are deceptive and addiction that is encourage.

Australian poker devices (‘pokies’), or slots, since they are known within the US, are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Did you know, for example, that there are five times more slot machines per capita in Australia than in America? Or that throughout the last 12 months, growth in gambling has outpaced the development of the economy that is australian 100 percent.

Politicians, anti-gambling groups, spiritual organizations, etc., are profoundly worried about whatever they see as a gambling epidemic in the nation. And possibly they should be.

Aussies invest more per head on gambling than any other country in the globe, studies show; an extraordinary $1,179 in 2011-12. That’s above twice as is gambled per capita in america and three times just as much as into the British.

Most of this goes on pokies. Australians lose around $11 billion yearly in the machines, which constitutes very nearly two-thirds of the nation’s gambling yield. And curiously, while gambling spend is up these full days, the proportion of the population actually engaging in gambling has dropped over the final 15 years, from 80 per cent in 2000, to 68 percent in 2014.

Machines are Deceitful

With figures modified for inflation, and assuming these statistics are proper, which Read More