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Calls for a cashless gaming card to combat problem gambling

Michael McLaren

Associate Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director of the Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic at Sydney University, joins Michael regarding the calls for a cashless gaming card to stamp out money laundering & problem gambling.

80 per cent of an individual’s welfare payments are quarantined on a card that cannot be used to purchase alcohol or gambling products under the Cashless Debit Card programme where researchers found short-term evidence that the CDC helped reduce gambling, with positive impacts in family and social life.

The latest numbers from Liquor & gaming NSW revealed that Clubs and Pubs profit from pokies in the last six months of 2020, during the pandemic, was over $4.3 Billion.

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