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Tassies in a tizz over poker machines

TAGs: Kim Booth, Poker News, Tasmanian gaming commision

Beware killer kangaroos and evil poker machines

Beware killer kangaroos and evil poker machines

New figures released by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission reveal that Tasmanians spent more than $200 million playing poker machines last year.

And apparently this is a terrible thing. “It’s children who’re losing the food off their tables, families having to sell their homes, business failure,” concludes Greens spokesman, Kim Booth, before adding that driving, drinking alcohol, having sex and using hairspray should also be banned because of the number of deaths they cause every year. Ok, she didn’t say that last bit but she might as well have done. Read more.

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