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The policy changes we want to see:
Evidence for mandatory cards:
Pre-commitment systems for electronic gambling machines, Policy & Practice Paper 2017, Australian Gambling Research Centre
Facial Recognition Technology:
Gambling losses can occur through race betting on course or in the TAB, buying lottery, lotto and scratchie tickets, Keno, online gambling or poker machines. Wesley Mission is currently concentrating on preventing and minimising harm from poker machine gambling, which still accounts for around half of all dollar losses in NSW.
Some key figures from the most recent data, third quarter of 2022:
Read more here: NSW community loses more than $2 billion to pub and club poker machines as cost of living crisis bites | Wesley Mission
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Free, confidential support for people experiencing gambling harm is available 24/7 by calling the GambleAware Helpline 1800 858 858 or visit Gambling Help Online.
In crisis? Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or crisis chat online.
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