I remain committed to reform to stop money laundering and problem gambling through electronic gaming machines in pubs and clubs. Release of data last week that last year pubs and clubs reaped record profits from poker machines - $8.1 billion – is a call to action when we know so much comes from the proceeds of crime and problem gamblers.
Since the election, together with my independent colleagues Greg Piper and Joe McGirr, I have met with both the Premier and gaming minister, and we welcome their commitments to move forward in this space. We argued that the trial will need to test cashless technology and how to implement restrictions like time and loss limits, rather than the merits of going cashless which are already clear. We will meet with the minister regularly to ensure progress remains on track.
See the Sydney Morning Herald report on poker machine profits last year > HERE