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Criminals target poker machines in NSW amid pandemic
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Criminals target poker machines in NSW amid pandemic

Money laundering by criminals in NSW drove a $305 million increase in poker machine profits in just five months.

  • by Alexandra Smith

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'Red flags everywhere': RSL room for big spenders may be 'illegal'
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'Red flags everywhere': RSL room for big spenders may be 'illegal'

A potentially illegal loyalty scheme at a NSW RSL blocks members from its "Oasis lounge" unless they spend up big and a member who objected was told he may be banned.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Church leaders urge MPs to back gambling card
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Church leaders urge MPs to back gambling card

The former state Labor treasurer Michael Egan is also urging backbenchers to stay strong against a campaign by the clubs industry.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Tougher enforcement needed to stop harmful gambling
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Tougher enforcement needed to stop harmful gambling

Clubs and pubs must take legal responsibility for stopping problem gamblers entering their premises.

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Former Labor leader warns gambling card could devastate pubs and clubs
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Former Labor leader warns gambling card could devastate pubs and clubs

Michael Daley says the plan "reeks of the greyhounds debacle where an entire industry was ambushed without consultation".

  • by Alexandra Smith
One Nation, Greens form unlikely alliance to support gambling card
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One Nation, Greens form unlikely alliance to support gambling card

The government wants to move to cashless poker machines and require players to register for a government-issued gambling card in the most sweeping gaming reforms in the state's history.

  • by Alexandra Smith
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NSW has fewer poker machines but we are gambling more on them than last year
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NSW has fewer poker machines but we are gambling more on them than last year

Federal MP Andrew Wilkie says when the machines came back online, money meant to help families struggling through COVID-19 was "harvested by the manipulative poker machine industry".

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Gambling marshals for NSW pokies venues on the cards
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Gambling marshals for NSW pokies venues on the cards

An appeal for the marshals is led by Joy Van Duinen who lost her son, Gary, to suicide following a poker machine binge at Dee Why RSL in 2018.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Sydney RSL club cops record penalty for 'high roller perks'

Sydney RSL club cops record penalty for 'high roller perks'

Dee Why RSL is under strict conditions as regulators push for reforms following an investigation sparked by the suicide of a man who died after a poker machine binge at the club.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Woolworths-controlled pubs used free booze to keep punters on pokies
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Woolworths-controlled pubs used free booze to keep punters on pokies

ALH pubs kept customer details on a Google drive and had targets for daily liquor ‘shouts’ to certain punters.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Poker machines used to launder cash and avoid tax

Poker machines used to launder cash and avoid tax

Drug dealers and cash businesses use poker machines in NSW to wash dark money, experts and insiders say, but regulators have not acted since 2010.

  • by Nigel Gladstone