Programmed to Addict: Submission to Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets

Selina Claxton 2016, Gambling, Research library, Submissions

Programmed to addict: why poker machines should be removed from our communities

Anglicare believes that poker machines are a dangerous product and the best approach to protect consumers is to remove poker machines from our communities and improve consumer protection for the machines that would remain in the two casinos. Every time the population has been polled about poker machines, 80% have said they believe poker machines cause harm and they want fewer or no poker machines in their local communities. Anglicare sees this Inquiry offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Parliament to implement public policy that will protect Tasmanians.

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