South Australia – Pokie lovers in South Australia will be thrilled to know that the maximum bet on poker machines has been cut off by AU$5 per spin, starting from the 31st of December. Players can now play their favourite pokies only up to AU$5 a spin. South Australians, who are fond of playing slot games, should be aware that this is a big cut down compared to the other casino games. As of the 31st of December, this law is expected to reduce gambling losses.
Change should help limit pokie losses
Pokies refer to the video gaming machines that are located throughout Australia. Media reports say any gambling machine that does not abide by the latest betting limit will get to be cut off. It is also alleged the government will shut down more than 500 machines. Pokies are popular and loved in South Australia, and many players start by playing them before going to other games.
‘’More players have developed a problem in gambling, as gambling is well known Australian pastime’’-said the community Minister Zoe Bettison.
The reason for reducing the betting limit is to help gamblers reduce the amount they lose while playing pokies. Executives that are against the high pokies betting amount continue to work until the wagering amount is reduced to AU$1.
This change comes after the Australian Open banned the advertisements of popular betting agency William Hill. Due to the controversy of sports betting, it seems that officials across Australia are cracking down on the nation’s love of gambling.
The change was brought about by the Productivity Commission’s findings on the slots back in 2010. It was a way of reducing the harm that they believe is related to slots. South Australia is based in the southern central part of Australia with a population of 1.7 million. It is unclear if the officials of South Australia will push for a lowered wager limit.