The video poker (pokies) division of Australian retailer Woolworths is fined AU$172k for plying gamblers with free booze to keep them playing.
Australian retail giant Woolworths to spin off 'sin' divisions -- liquor, video poker machines -- into standalone entity ahead of possible sale.
Regulatory authority has submitted a complaint against two hotels that have reportedly served drinks to gamblers in an effort to get them sloshed enough that they wouldn’t want to relinquish their poker machines.
Woolworths admits to spying on pokies players and offering extra free drinks to "high-value" customers in a bid to boost profits.
Australian MP Andrew Wilkie goes public with whistleblower claims of Woolworths pushing alcohol to keep high-volume pokies gamblers at their machines.
Woolworths chairman Gordon Cairns has thumbed down proposals for the company to introduce AU$1 bet limits on poker machines.
Aussie supermarket Woolworths has revealed its plans to expand its gambling business as the profit margins are much higher than on groceries
Woolworths controlled pokies giant has attacked a government plan to limit betting