Monthly Archive: November 2011

  • coles – more pokies than any casino

    coles – more pokies than any casino

    There’s been a load of righteous indignation reverberating around the country lately, aimed at Woolworths and their ownership of poker machines. Rightfully so; they’ve...

  • not dead yet

    not dead yet

    This morning, Labor’s Harry Jenkins resigned from his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives. It was an unexpected move that has thrown...

  • a fair trial? no chance

    a fair trial? no chance

    Clubs Australia’s latest angle of attack with regards to poker machine reforms is the trial. Not just any old trial; we’re talking about a...

  • kings of denial

    kings of denial

    Poker machine manufacturers are constantly coming up with new games, looking for better ways to get players spending their cash on the pokies. Every...

  • state of mind

    state of mind

    Here’s a sobering thought. About a week and a half ago, I went through something of a crisis. It’s done with now, but at...

  • the great pre-commitment con

    the great pre-commitment con

    For months now, a war has been waged in the media about poker machines and pre-commitment. It’s been fourteen months since the Gillard/Wilkie agreement...

  • taming the wild west

    taming the wild west

    Everyone’s talking about gambling these days. Poker machines are at the middle of a war between the Federal government and just about everyone else,...

  • killing the feature

    killing the feature

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Scott Eagar’s article in this morning’s Sydney Morning Herald, so I thought I’d respond here. Saves...