Pokies revolution will ‘come to Queensland’, campaigners say
After months of debate, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has signed off on a five-year plan to make all poker machines cashless.
It’s been hailed as the biggest social and law enforcement reform in the state’s history, and it’s the most significant overhaul to NSW’s gambling laws since pokies were legalised in 1956.
Chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, Tim Costello, says the reform shouldn’t be understated.
“It’s absolutely historic, and the tide will turn, it will come to Queensland,” he told Neil Breen.
“This announcement already covers nearly half of all of Australia’s pokies, half of them are in NSW, incredibly nearly 40 per cent of all the world’s pokies that are in pubs and clubs are in NSW, it is the belly of the beast.”
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