CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS ON POKIE OPERATING HOURS AFTER $1-BILLION SAVING

The pandemic has exposed the extent of problem gambling in New South Wales – with revelations poker machine players have saved more than $1-billion due to the shutdown.

There are now calls for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to introduce restrictions on pokie operating hours, as pubs and clubs gear up to reopen gaming areas.

Please note: Anyone negatively affected by gambling is encouraged to seek support. You can call Gambling Help Online on 1800 858 858, Wesley Mission Gambling Services on 1300 827 638 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

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