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During the pandemic more than $1 billion has been saved from Slot Machines being closed, is it time we banned them altogether in Australia?

By Lily . Created on 23 Aug, 2020
Football, RSL and other clubs that are meant to serve our communities should be doing just that - serving communities, not draining them of money via slot machines.
Everything Else 143 votes | 7 Comments
NO - Allow Slot Machines

NO - Allow Slot Machines

YES - Ban Slot Machines

YES - Ban Slot Machines

I DON'T CARE

I DON'T CARE

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YES - Ban Slot Machines
Wulandari said 12 hours ago
Because for hygiene.
YES - Ban Slot Machines
Carlodig said 5 days ago
Yes , but not all of them. Keep the ones in the more affluent areas. So as to claw back some of the tremendous losses suffered by the less fortunate.
YES - Ban Slot Machines
Helen said 4 weeks ago
It is a sad thing to see people so encouraged to gamble. Slot machines give very little satisfaction and should definitely be banned. I had heard that there was a suicide once a week at Crown but a friend who was a cleaner there said "no. It is everyday". Some may argue these people are weak but they have an addictive personality and are marketed to by total professionals. To think of so many people de...
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Linda said 4 weeks ago
The money is not going into the clubs but now is going on line and I think most of it is overseas companies. Not everyone is a problem gambler. Some like the social aspect and the fun and if you start banning things due to the few who cannot control themselves then I guess alcohol, cigarettes, driving cars, eating chocolate, eating junk food, drinking soft drinks, etc. has to be termed in the same vein. You cann...
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YES - Ban Slot Machines
Roger said 4 weeks ago
Bloodsuckers
NO - Allow Slot Machines
Brad said on Aug 25, 2020
Unfortunately banning them will only make problem gamblers go to online betting. At least with pokies in venues helps to support local employment and some money eventually goes to charity. Maybe the question should be should they be limited and regulated more?
Mrs said on Aug 23, 2020
Hard question. The money raised in this way funds many community organisations, and provides a bit of harmless fun for many people. However - it can also feed gambling addictions and leave people without money for the things they and/or their families genuinely need. A two edged sword.