Praise for pledge to limit pokies

Anti-gambling activists have welcomed Tasmanian Labor’s pledge to remove all 2375 poker machines from the state’s pubs and clubs by 2023 if it wins power at the upcoming state election.

Fair bet

Friday Forum Your views on the news It’s becoming increasingly difficult to not let online gambling ads wash over you. They dominate free-to-air and pay TV.

Licence to print money

NIGEL TAPP Tasmanian author and Wesley Hobart member James Boyce’s examination of the often cosy relationship between Tasmanian governments and gambling giant Federal Hotels over the last 50 years is certainly timely.

UCA calls for an end to credit-fuelled gambling

The ethical investing arm of the Uniting Church, UCA Funds Management, has called on Australia’s four big banks to immediately stop credit cards being used for online gambling after the country’s major banking associatio

Uniting Church joins Tasmanian Gambling Reform Coalition

At the start of November the Presbytery of Tasmania joined a coalition of 15 community organisations to pressure the Hodgman Government to reduce the $200 million lost in Tasmania each year on pokies, before phasing out

Action on pokies

The Victorian InterChurch Gambling Taskforce has launched a postcard campaign calling on the Victorian government to tackle pokies reform.

Winners and losers

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has withdrawn a multi-million dollar court case against Crown Casino over embezzled funds. The bank pursued legal action over three million dollars stolen by former bank employee Kate Jamieson.