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slot machine

a machine, esp one for selling small articles or for gambling, activated by placing a coin or metal disc in a slot
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The court heard that Pokie had gone into liquidation, meaning the company itself cannot be sentenced in respect of the charges, but its directors still can.
6 billion will be lost by punters playing pokies in Victoria, more than half the total amount lost by gamblers.
This amazing prize could be won just by playing pokies online.
The owners of the licensed clubs offering pokie machines are quick to point out that gambling addiction cannot be blamed on pokies alone.
The Study shows that Tasmania has less pokies per adult than the Australian average.
The new tab can be found on the top of the page and already features 16 online pokies games chosen as being the most popular ones of the moment.
Since that measure of externalities is effectively a function of the level of problem gambling, this tax theory implies that higher relative tax rates should be applied to those forms of gambling that have more problem gamblers, such as video lottery terminals or pokies (Abbott & Volberg, 2000; Australia Productivity Commission, 1999; Wiebe, Single, & Falkowski-Ham, 2001).
It was rather directed at those who complain of poverty and yet blow their money on booze, fags and pokies.
It's been a support mechanism to say 'There's more to life than this gambling on pokies, there's a beautiful world out there'.
With many individuals joining an online casino, punters are now given the opportunity to take part in online poker tournaments, as well as play pokies, blackjack, and roulette in their internet browser.
The schedule included closed-ended questions about the most common types of gambling (such as card playing, pokies, horses) and the types of gambling perceived to cause the most concern.
In a study by the Productivity Commission, 600,000 Australians are estimated to play pokies at least weekly.