Tasmania’s 2018 state election was seriously influenced by donations from the gaming industry. With a lot of the funds side-stepping the established rules, greater transparency is clearly needed.
While the Tasmanian election hinges on the issues of pokies, the connection between mainland political parties and the gaming industry is far more opaque.
Not too long ago, online gaming brilliance was kept to those who got good. Now, in the age of microtransactions, it seems that whoever shells out the most, wins.
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
A punter who has spent the last 20 years gambling on the pokies wants to dispel the negative attitude surrounding it.