"It Was Safe & Warm": How Australian Women Get Addicted To Pokies

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10 Nov 2019 · 12 minutes

"It Was Safe & Warm": How Australian Women Get Addicted To Pokies
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The Melbourne Cup was less than a week ago but already the discussion around gambling has fallen off the radar.

In reality, right now in pokie lounges across the country people are sitting in front of a machine designed to take their money, and women are increasingly falling victim.

We find out how these places attract us and what it can do to their lives when the addiction sets in.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy 

Executive Producer: Elle Beattie 

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri 

Thanks to our special guests Anna Bardsley and Shonica Guy

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