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Tasmania Polling - Poker Machines, Donations
On behalf of The Australia Institute Tasmania, ReachTEL conducted a survey of 925 residents across households in the Tasmania during the evening of 14th February 2018.
The house always wins
The Tasmanian Liberal Party’s new gambling policy would increase taxes for pubs and clubs by around $10 million per year, while cutting taxes for the state’s casinos by $9 million per year, if the gambling industry’s proposed benchmark is used. Taxpayers would also contri
Estimating the revenue share of the Farrell Group and other gambling industry participants from gambling operations in Tasmania
Tasmanian legislation provides for a single operator for electronic gambling machines (EGMs) located in hotel and club EGM venues in Tasmania, and for a monopoly operator of the state’s two casinos.
Pokies pub test
Most countries do not have poker machines. Australia is unusual in using poker machines as its main form of gaming machine, in having so many of them, and in allowing them in non-gambling venues (“pubs and clubs”).
No loss of revenue and overwhelming support to phase out pokies – so why would Tasmania keep them?
Modelling by The Australia Institute has found any impact to the state budget from phasing out poker machines in pubs and clubs could be negated through increasing taxes on poker machines in casinos.
Poker Machine Research, Ultra 106.5
The Australia Institute Tasmania’s research into poker machine reform was featured this week on the ABC’s 7:30.
The bearable lightness of lost revenue: Negligible tax losses from poker machine reform
With the Tasmanian Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets considering the future of poker machines in Tasmania, community pressure is growing for poker machines to be banned from hotels and clubs, limiting them to casinos and the Spirit of Tasmania vessels.