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

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

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

Australian poker machines (‘pokies’), or slots, because they are known within the US, are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Did you know, for example, that there are five times more machines that are slot capita in Australia compared to America? Or that throughout the last year, growth in gambling has outpaced the growth of the Australian economy by 100 percent.

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

Aussies spend more per at once gambling than any other nation into the globe, studies show; an extraordinary $1,179 in 2011-12. That’s more than twice as is gambled per capita in america and three times as much as in the British.

Most of this goes on pokies. Australians lose around $11 billion annually on the devices, which constitutes almost two-thirds of the nation’s gambling yield. And curiously, while gambling spend is up these days, the proportion of the population actually engaging in gambling has fallen over the last 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 statistics seldom ar Continue reading « Will Aussies Ban Pokies? New Legal Challenge is Putting Money on It »