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Thread: Australia just wants to ignore :Australia?s pokies obsession.

  1. #11
    A hideous and disgusting cancer on society.Who needs Clubs any more they are an anachronism.Greedy hoteliers pay down their mortgages and cynical make pokie rooms the smoking area Time the state govts got of this money ripoff.The cost to public health is way higher than the taxes they get.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Non profit clubs are fine. They offer services to the community with gambling money. It's the publicans the politicians have gifted endless streams of cash to get their tax cuts so only the pollies and their publican mates get profits from the misery.
    This is all so very unfair . It is equivalent to the government injecting people , with drugs and then offering help to cure the addiction. The clubs are are all criminals. what if all criminals started paying some of their income to charities ?

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    The government receives the most profits from social ruin.

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    True man, Gambling, smoking, imported low quality food and alcoholism. They cry about the cost of medicare but do nothing to reduce the root causes of all these health problems.

  5. #15
    I do not nor does anyone near me have a problem with gambling but I do think Pokies are designed to separate people from their money first and foremost.

  6. #16
    Problem is, the majority of people, who play the pokies or go the casino, enjoy themselves responsibly.
    Those that do not are the minority. If they don't lose their money on the pokies they'll find other ways.

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    It's the same with those who abuse pain meds and other prescription drugs. This is not indicative of how the majority of people behave and, thus, we need to place these issues in their correct perspective and stop the sensationalism.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
    Problem is, the majority of people, who play the pokies or go the casino, enjoy themselves responsibly.
    Those that do not are the minority. If they don't lose their money on the pokies they'll find other ways.
    It is a problem for some, but it is not a major problem.

  9. #19
    Have you people heard of personal responsibility? If you are stupid enough to keep putting money in these machines even though you know you will probably lose, that's your problem.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    It is a problem for some, but it is not a major problem.
    Is it not Jack Obvious. We all know that. The trouble is that these people are not small in number. And are then becoming a family problem and societal problem. And we all end up paying via a snowball effect. It leads to depression. Alcoholism. Medical problems. Violence. Crime. Just think jack.

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