Monday, October 25, 2010

Gambling Play Area For Kids.

Approval has been given by gambling regulators for parents, grandparents to bring their children, grandchildren to a pokies venue in the Melbourne suburb of Beaconsfield and dump them in a fully enclosed play area with soundproof glass with a direct view into the gaming area. Using this play area is nothing more than a cheap babysitter and encourages chronic gambling.

Problem gambling is bad enough, it ruins lives, causes family breakdowns, by allowing this to go ahead it sends a message that it's ok to gamble and basically normalises chronic gambling. Parents, grandparents should be at home looking after their childrens basic needs and not feeding money into the one arm bandits, then whinge because they have no money left and expect everyone else to pick up the tab for their chronic addiction it's a disgrace.
(c) 2010 Windsmoke.

6 comments:

Ann said...

No more pokies, a mother successfully campaigned No More Pokies in a problem area in Auckland. It means no new ones, not getting rid of old ones. Still it is a great success in Otara.

Dave King said...

I'm not sure I know what pokies are, but it sounds horrendous.

Life Ramblings said...

Pokies are a disease on society that need to be eliminated. have a wonderful week.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day ANN, Welcome to my humble blog and hope to hear from you in the future. Pokies whether they are old or new should be gotten rid of.

G' Day DAVE KING, Pokies is a nick-name for Poker Machines or One Arm Bandits.

G' day LIFE RAMBLINGS, I agree eliminate every last one.

Ann said...

G'day,
shall love to exchange notes with you.

Thanks for info about the yellow disc at our railway stations. Do you remember in Melbourne where a mum had her pushchair runaway into the track?

The lady in Red said...

Dear Windsmokes, gambling and all kind of "Pokies" are the devastation of the family, as well, the society. Thanks for visiting my blog,
Best wishes,
Take care,

Rosana