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Why an anti-pokies reformer is running for the Woolworths board

Crikey October 11, 2017 2 Comments

The Woolworths notice of meeting for its November 23 AGM in Melbourne is not yet out, but City of Darebin councillor in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Dr Susan Rennie, has nominated for the board. Here she explains why.

Rundle: Conroy moves to Big Gambling, Labor on a losing streak

Guy Rundle December 12, 2016 31 Comments

If Labor keeps joining the banks, the global corporations, the industry bodies, it is not just the political party that will end up the loser.

Gambling is the only growth area in advertising. No wonder media companies are hooked.

Glenn Dyer October 11, 2016 1 Comment

Media companies are lapping up revenue from gambling advertising, even though every dollar lost at a poker machine is a dollar a consumer can't spend elsewhere, which hurts advertising in other areas.

Can you sue pokie manufacturers for your losses? Maurice Blackburn’s big gamble

Michael Bradley September 7, 2016 8 Comments

Yes, pokies are destructive and addictive. But are they actually deceptive? And are they liable for punters' losses? Lawyer and freelance writer Michael Bradley looks at the legal case.

America, a land largely free of pokies — but that’s changing

America, a land largely free of pokies — but that’s changing

Andrew Murfett November 11, 2013

Unlike Australia, the United States has largely been sheltered from the pervasive gambling industry. But that's changing, and Americans are asking if it's for the worse.

Tom Waterhouse plays the odds with $100m sale

Tom Waterhouse plays the odds with $100m sale

Adam Schwab August 13, 2013

Tom Waterhouse might not have walked away with the mountains of cash that have been reported from the sale of his eponymous betting business. So why sell at all?

Let the chips fall where they may: mapping Packer’s empire

Let the chips fall where they may: mapping Packer’s empire

Crikey Intern July 15, 2013 1 Comment

James Packer won big when Crown was granted a gaming licence for a facility at Barangaroo, but as Crikey's map of the company’s international portfolio shows, there’s plenty more where that came from.

We’re asking the wrong questions about gambling

We’re asking the wrong questions about gambling

Crikey March 21, 2013 2 Comments

Are Australian gamblers getting value for money? Darryl Woodford -- a researcher on social media, video games and gambling -- writes at Inside Story about the holes in gambling regulation.

How to end pokies addictions

Crikey November 10, 2011

Former pokies addict Scott Eagar offers an alternative viewpoint to fighting problem gambling amongst the talk of pokies legislation and pre-commitment: kill the feature option.

Last Bets: states smash sports betting but no cold turkey on pokies

Last Bets: states smash sports betting but no cold turkey on pokies

Andrew Crook June 28, 2011 5 Comments

It's no wonder premiers would prefer to gag Tony Greig and Richie Benaud than do anything that might impact their AAA-credit ratings.