A new documentary film by Neil Lawrence and Mitzi Goldman is going to reveal how the seemingly innocuous pokie machines at your local pub or online are programmed for addiction. Is it really so?
Rachel Fergus, a television publicist at AVC TV, states in his article that pokie machines are rigged, addictive, they’re everywhere. They’ve got almost half a million Australians are hooked.
— Glen Frost (@GlenFrost) October 1, 2015
So, what is this film about? “Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation” unveils how successive Australian governments have become the biggest addicts of all. The film presents the powerful alliances that support the pokie industry and benefit from the massive income it generates ($12 billion a year). This documentary exposes what makes pokies so addictive.
“Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation” also discovers the relationship between the gambling industry and the government, reporting the complexities caused by the government’s reliance on tax revenue to fill budget holes, the implications of political donations to both major parties by gambling-related companies and the massive pressures imposed by powerful lobby groups and stakeholders.
So, it’s obvious that television and other Medias are against pokie machines. But do they really worry about people or they just try to attract more attention? According to statistics about 70% of Australians are in favor of regulation to make pokies safer and Australian state governments together collect around $4 billion from Pokies taxes each year. Is it really so bad for the country to get more money to the budget?
It’s really good when there are people who are not indifferent to the problem of addiction. But it’s up to people to decide what they chose. It’s not only an addiction, but also entertainment. People should relax and get profit of it. In this case why not to play pokies sometimes, especially if it’s free with free spins! Try your luck and get tons of excitement!
— Ollie (@OlliesBlog) October 3, 2015