Nonetheless, Cain resisted the clamour of the gambling industry and its friends in his cabinet to emulate New South Wales and allow poker machines to proliferate across Victoria.
"Thats why were helping those who choose to gamble stick to their limits.".
They affect between 150,000 and 300,000 others, such as family, friends, neighbours and employers.The report estimated that problem gamblers' share of total Australian gaming machine losses was about 40 per cent.In order to short circuit that, you would need a compensation fund that is probably going to be more than 200m.The Victorian Greens leader, Samantha Ratnam, said on Friday pokies reform would be a key demand in the case of hung parliament negotiations with Andrews and the Victorian Liberal leader, Matthew Guy.Victoria is on track for record pokies losses in the 2018 calendar year.
NSW and the ACT have a bet limit.
Asked to the justify the spend over roads, rates and rubbish, most simply point to the statistics.
Gambling is a major social problem.
He disputed the suggestion the Greens would be tearing up the 20-year licences, saying they didnt come into effect until 2022.Any leader who isnt a puppet of the gaming industry would say this is health risk minimisation.The Andrews government's complete lack of will to put people ahead of gambling profits means local councils have no choice but to take their own action, Greens leader Samantha Ratnam said. .In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.Other related content, data, reports, studies and data relating to the activities of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (vcglr) and information about licensees is available in the links below.The political and economic circumstances, john Cain, who led a mostly successful Victorian Labor government, was ousted in 1990.Losses are projected to increase by about 90 million to nearly.7 billion in the 12 months to June 30 - the biggest year-on-year increase since the aftermath of the post-GFC stimulus package, anti-gambling campaigners say.My sense is there will certainly be compensation claims and they will be very significant, he told Guardian Australia.