Tuesday, 16 February 2010

What is a pokie "glimpse"?

Last Thursday I was asked by a reporter from the Illawarra Mercury to comment on this quote;
"To suggest Peter Newell could do more to protect children from poker machines is lacking in truth and is cowardly. The ad implies that NSW clubs are producing a nation of future problem gamblers due to children catching glimpses of poker machines''
Let's look up what is the meaning of "glimpse":
"a momentary or partial view"
Here's a picture taken from inside the Penrith Panthers family eating area of a family having a meal under the lights of an enormous pokie display.

My recollection is that even the jackpots are continually updated and displayed on this brightly lit feature.

This is hardly a glimpse.

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