Jackpot! Archive of all the poker machine stories



2012

August 2012

We live in a poker machine democracy, 14 August 2012

June 2012

MHS Board Games, 26 June 2012

It’s people, not pokies, that count, 21 June 2012

The government, just plain wrong, 20 June 2012

The pokies people, 18 June 2012

What the …?, 11 June 2012

Our Government: silencing our community’s voice, 11 June 2012

What the…?, 11 June 2012

 

May 2012

Gambling club supporting itself? 6 May 2012

 

April 2012

Gaming claims don’t add up, 19 April 2012

Castlemaine calls State Government on pokies links, 16 April 2012

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love, it is the prerogative of the brave, 11 April 2012

Mean minded? I don’t think so, 11 April 2012

Independence of pokies support in question, 8 April 2012

Pokies support grows, 7 April 2012

 

March 2012

EPIC secures top legal team free of charge, 26 March 2012

 

February 2012

The VCAT appeal is worth it, 16 February 2012

It’s to VCAT, and a tipping point for change, 14 February 2012

Tuesday night is crucial – to show you love Castlemaine, 12 February 2012

Kyneton rally against MHS, 10 February 2012

Ten seriously positive ways to resist poker machines in Castlemaine, 6 February 2012

Saturday Poem: Money, by Benjamin Zephaniah, 4 February 2012

Shame, 4 February 2012

Greed has driven the world crazy, 4 February 2012

Community outrage at pokies approval, 3 February 2012

I have a gambling problem … it’s my government, 3 February 2012

 

January 2012

Pokies reform not costly and would create jobs, 28 January

Fortunes of a once-great now failed bowling club hinge on a door, Wednesday 25 January

Highlanders: wolves in sheep’s clothing? 18 January 2012

At the VCGR – Maryborough Highlanders Vs the Castlemaine Community, 17 January 2012

A big no to pokies, 16 January 2012

 

2011

December 2011

Pokies addiction blamed for young mum’s death, 21 December 2011

Council thumbs down to MHS pokies proposal, 21 December 2011

EPIC applauds Council’s pokies opposition, 15 December 2011

November 2011

Part of the protesting crowd at the Railway Goods Shed, 26 November 2011

Pokies: ‘The feeling is of death’, 26 November 2011

‘There’s a lot of problems in our community because of poker machines’, 9 November 2011

Coalition ‘shills’ for the gambling lobby, 3 November 2011

Get your objections in to pokies, 2 November 2011

October 2011

Please MHS: What is social capital? 31 October 2011

Read Not true, Maryborough Highland Society

The survey begins, 30 October 2011

Time to limit the losses, 26 October 2011

Not true, Maryborough Highland Society, 20 October 2011

One you have to read: Gambling hurts, a true story (19 October)

Highlander place bets with Gambling Commission 16 October 2011

Highlanders place bets with the Shire 16 October 2011

Clubs’ ‘deliberately dishonest’ campaign exposed, 10 October 2011

Screenshot of a document released by Clubs Queensland in July 2011. Read ‘Clubs’ deliberately dishonest campaign exposed’.

September 2011

The family that gambles together stays together, 10 September 2011

August 2011

EPIC turns one, 17 August 2011

July 2011

Clubs Australia has ‘rent-a-crowd’, 28 July 2011

Pokies – on the nose, 14 July 2011

June 2011

Maryborough Struggle Town (27 June 2011)

EPIC on the offensive (15 June 2011)

Lots to see at the Clubs and Hotels Expo, (6 June 2011)

May 2011

EPIC – a thorn in the saddlebags of poker machine powerbrokers (26 May 2011)

Into the breach? (23 May 2011)

Council moves on gaming policy (13 May 2011)

Heritage won’t stop highlanders (11 May 2011)

Government to crack down on tax dodging ‘charities’ (11 May 2011)

New book exposes how regulation fails to protect casino gamblers (11 May 2011)

April 2011

What price heritage? (19 April 2011)

Xenophon lodges complaint over gaming industry advertisement (13 April 2011)

Behind the eight-ball? (9 April 2011)

The gambling industry, bullies and the free press (8 April 2011)

Agitprop at the Goods Shed (6 April 2011)

March 2011

Maryborough Highland Society employs gambling consultant to run ‘unbiased’ survey (31 March 2011)

Fevola needs support for gambling addiction: Xenophon (25 March 2011)

Xenophon and Siewert stir the gambling pot (24 March 2011)

Axed pokies a win for community: Bandt (17 March 2011)

Secrets – What is Macedon Ranges Shire hiding? (10 March 2011)

The sport of taking and giving, (7 March 2011)

Art installation? (2 March 2011)

February 2011

A plebiscite on the pokies? (21 February 2011)

Maryborough Highland Society Event – research bias rife (18 February 2011)

Some of the team from MHS or supporting the MHS enjoying the 17 February evening: Mag Kearney, lawyer and clubs advocate; Don Hester, General Manager of the MHS; Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor, Mayor of Central Goldfields Shire; and Anne Canterbury, croquet enthusiast and MHS board member. Pic: Matt Wobbly. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

A weird disconnect (18 February 2011)

One-sided dealing from Maryborough? (14 February 2011)

Poker machines: meeting with the Highland Society, 11 February 2011

At the inquiry into pre-commitment, (5 February 2011)

January 2011

Gambling … why do people take the risk? (15 January 2011)

2010

‘Secrets’, (23 December 2010)

Council adopts Gaming Policy (18 December 2010)

Open letter to the Maryborough Highland Society, (9 December 2010)

Coalition promised $5 million (7 December 2010)

Stories of Ruin (2 December)

Stop press: Don Hester, Club Manager of the Year (30 November)

Electronic locusts of the 21st century (30 November)

Weekend Read 1: Squiggly words from politicians (13 November)

Epic brings out the big guys – are the highlanders hiding? (27 October)

State Governments number one jackpot junkies – Xenophon (27 October)

MHS digs deep (27 October)

A ‘sea of tartan’ and ‘wannabes’ (14 October)

‘Unhappiness and discontent – unfair.’ Welcome to the world of poker machines (6 October)

More venues = more gambling (22 September)

Do gaming corporations have the right to harm us? (21 September)

Vic Track, leading the way with community consultation (2 September)

Poker machine protest (30 August)

Interview with the GM of the Maryborough Highland Society (27 August)

Shire to develop gambling policy (26 August)

Resistance to poker machines takes off (25 August)

One you have to read: Gambling hurts, a true story (24 August)

Enough is enough (17 August)

Viva Las Vegas! (16 August)

We don’t have a gambling policy do we?’ (The floodgates open) (12 August)

Gamble and win! (or lose) (9 August)

Scottish theme for new Castlemaine pokies (25 June)

The Maryborough Highland Society wants your money (19 June)

Pokies: I smell a fight (12 June)

 

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2 Responses

  1. Alex Milne

    Not in favour of pokies, but I’d love to see a local venue that supports live, local music and stays open past ten o’clock.

  2. andrew

    Have you been to the Theatre Royal