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  • 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...

  • double or nothing

    double or nothing

    Poker machines. Reforms. Pre-commitment. $1 bets. There’s been a lot of talk about how much it will cost to implement the government’s proposed reforms;...