Sunday 14. August, 2016

Cross Benchers Join Forces to Combat Problem Gambling in South Australia

A new gambling bill has been introduced by South Australian Legislative Council crossbenchers in an attempt to combat problem gambling in the state. The bill calls for the removal of EFTPOS machines from gambling areas and a $1 limit on bets.

The Statutes Amendment (Gaming Area Prohibitions and Barring Orders) Bill 2016 which amends the Casino Act 1997, the Gaming Machines Act 1992 and the Independent Gambling Authority Act 1995, aims to reduce harm from problem gambling.

The bill has been introduced by Family First, Dignity for Disability, the Greens and Nick Xenophon’s team, together with Associate Professor Michael O’Neil from the University of Adelaide’s SA Centre of Economic Studies.

The bill would remove EFTPOS machines from gambling venues and reduce the maximum bet of $5 on gambling machines to $1. It would also give gaming venues more power to report at risk gamblers.

“The crossbench often doesn’t see eye to eye on issues, but on this matter we have been able to set aside any differences and work together for the benefit of South Australians, especially those who are affected by problem gambling and their families. We call on the government and the opposition to give full support to these changes,” stated Family First MLC, Robert Brokenshire.

Greens MLC Tammy Franks praised the bill, commenting on the importance of these reforms.

“Limiting machines to $1 bets as recommended by the Productivity Commission is a common sense reform that won’t affect most players, but will absolutely help problem gamblers limit their losses,” said Franks.

“Problem gambling leads to the obvious financial loss, but can also have a devastating human toll, relationships and lives are lost. We should be doing all we can to support those who need help.”


All new Australian players get 130 free spins and bonuses up to €1000 on the first three deposits.


Get 30 free spins and 4 welcome bonuses to a total value of $1400 as a new Australian customer!


New Australian players get 35 free spins on Spiñata Grande and a 100% welcome bonus up to $200!

400% BONUS

As a new Australian customer, deposit €100 and you will get €500 to play for!


Get a €10 exclusive bonus on your first depost and get 10% top-up on your winnings or 10% cashback on your losses the first week.


Get 50% of the deposit you make in free spins! Deposit $400 in order to get 200 free spins! Also, 100% bonus on your first deposit!

$500 BONUS

Join All Australian Casino and get a 100% bonus up to $500 as a new Australian customer!


As a new Australian player, you get 50 free spins and a 200% welcome bonus!


Get up to $1000 in bonus on your first four deposits. Also, 180 free spins to all new Australian players!


Get 100 free spins on Starburst and a first deposit bonus worth up to $400 as a new Australian player!

PokiesPedia was last updated:
April 16, 2017

Receive 100 Free Spins Now!

Receive 100 Free Spins Now!

Join our mailing list to receive 100 free spins instantly and the best bonus offers for Australians!

You have Successfully Subscribed!