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Aussie rules

By David Snook

I have long been a fan of the Australian system of utilising the benefits from gaming machines.

Aussie rules

They have operators, of course, running pay-out machines in pubs in most of the country’s states. But the bulk of the business is in their clubs and it is these that I think represent the best-possible and most industry-secure method of using machines.

It started with returning service personnel, soldiers, sailors and airmen who set up members’ clubs in towns and cities. They put in a couple of machines (pokies or poker machines, they call them in Australia, because of their card symbols) and they thrived.

Now there are clubs all over the country, for all kinds of reasons, not just ex-servicemen, but sports clubs, yacht clubs, workers’ clubs, even just social clubs. They are huge, ornate, superbly equipped and run on a strictly non-profit basis. All of the profits from the range of slots or pokies on-site go straight back into the club and its activities.

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