Jun 23, 2017

Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

Stephen Mayne gives us the rundown on seven current elected representatives with known gambling industry associations or sympathies

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

What a week for the gambling industry!

Tabcorp and Tatts surprised many by rolling the ACCC and its competitors at the Australian Competition Tribunal, which approved their $11 billion merger.

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10 thoughts on “Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

  1. Saugoof

    Kevin Andrews? The model Christian? Doesn’t he know gambling is a sin?

  2. Barbara Haan

    It’s time the troglodytes of the Liberal Party retired. A few that come instantly to mind are Kevin Andrews, Eric Abetz and Tony Abbott. Cor cory Burnout can be added to the list. Get the message guys, you are unwelcome and unwanted by the majority of the Australian people.

  3. John Newton

    And leave us not forget Bush Shirt Bob Carr who first legalised pokies in pubs.

    1. Woopwoop

      You mean in one of many states? NSW isn’t Australia you know.

  4. Hathor

    Excuse me? A Bowls club has assets of $33 million? Who’s benefiting from that? Not the local community obviously.

  5. Andrea Lang

    What’s sickening is that even as the relatively new online betting businesses are taking billions of dollars there has also been a steep increase in pokies losses. A country chasing their losses. Where the hell is the regulation on these machines designed to addict? And the people who peddle them.

  6. klewso

    Gives new meaning to “hired hand”?

    1. klewso

      … voting their way.

  7. AR

    It’s an oldie but a goodie, cui bono? As Deep Throat advised, “follow the money”.

  8. Kate Sommerville

    Can’t get access, even though I am a subscriber.

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