23 Apr 2020

As pokies fall quiet, millions dry up for community groups

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 23 April 2020
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With bars and gaming venues closed, the Problem Gambling Foundation's Paula Snowden says many gamblers are expressing relief they've no access to the pokies. However Martin Cheer from Pub Charity Limited says there are downsides for the charity sector, leaving a wide range of community initiatives struggling as their funding from gaming proceeds has dried up.