Pokie-free pubs in Victoria – 2015

I first published my list of pokie-free pubs in Victoria over 5 years ago, and it’s become one of the most popular pages on this site. I then converted that list into a stand-alone website but it became too difficult to maintain and after several corruption events, I had to shut it down.

5 years is a long time, and it’s time for an update. Enjoy, and please let me know if you see a pub that shouldn’t be here, or know of one that I’ve missed.

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Poker machine industry slams Ka-Ching! documentary

Poker machine documentary “Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation” went to air last night, and has caused quite a stir. The hour-long documentary looked beyond the human element and analysed the machines themselves, the people who design them, the people who make them, the people who profit from them. It pulled no punches and was damning in its conclusions: that poker machines are designed to addict, and that they do it incredibly well.

This is not my review of Ka-Ching!. This is my review of the industry response.


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