How much do you know about Australia's plan to tackle problem gambling?

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What is the main reason the ruling party in New South Wales wants to make slot machines cashless?

To tackle problem gambling and money laundering

What would be unique about New South Wales' move to make slot machines cashless?

It would be the first time slot machines are made cashless in the world

How many slot machines does New South Wales have in comparison to Las Vegas?

One-tenth of the amount

Where are gambling losses per head the highest according to the text?

New South Wales

Why is the conservative coalition promising to rein in the "pokies" industry?

To address problem gambling and money laundering

How much money do gamblers annually put through poker machines in New South Wales?

A$95 billion

Which political party is reluctant to support the plan to make slot machines cashless?

The opposition Labor party

Study Notes

  • The ruling party in New South Wales, Australia wants to make slot machines cashless to tackle problem gambling and money laundering.
  • This would be a world first move.
  • New South Wales has nearly one-tenth of the world's million machines, second only to Las Vegas.
  • Gambling losses per head in New South Wales are higher than anywhere else.
  • The conservative coalition has promised to rein in the powerful "pokies" industry.
  • The major political parties receive big donations from the gaming industry.
  • Gamblers annually put A$95 billion through poker machines in New South Wales.
  • Premier Dominic Perrottet plans to force all slot machines to go cashless by 2028.
  • The plan has raised hopes of anti-gambling campaigners.
  • The main opposition Labor party is reluctant to support the measures.

Think you know about the world of gambling and politics? Test your knowledge with our quiz on the controversial move to make slot machines cashless in New South Wales, Australia. Discover the scale of the "pokies" industry in New South Wales, the political donations involved, and the potential impact of the proposed changes. See if you can keep up with the latest developments and find out where the major political parties stand on the issue. Play now and become an expert on the world's second-largest slot machine

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