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Sep 13, 2017

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

After 18 months of preparation, law firm Maurice Blackburn, Ron Merkel QC and the Adelaide-based plaintiff Shonica Guy yesterday kicked off their David-and-Goliath Federal Court battle against Crown and Aristocrat Leisure, alleging that poker machines are misleading and deceptive.

The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building in Melbourne before Justice Deborah Mortimer.

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  1. Wayne Robinson

    Pokies aren’t banned in Western Australia (they should be). It’s just that the Burswood Casino has a monopoly on them.

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