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Gaming industry must back safe gambling practices

Media Release | UnitingCare Australia | 22 March 2011

UnitingCare Australia strongly supports the efforts of the Government and Independent Andrew Wilkie to reduce the harm caused by problem gambling through the rollout of a full pre-commitment system over the next four years. National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said it’s estimated that 40 per cent of poker machine revenue comes from problem gamblers and that the impact on individuals, families and communities is well documented.

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