Interview with Dr Charles Livingstone Monash Uni

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period17 Jul 2017

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone Monash Uni
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSeven network - capital cities and regionals
    Duration/Length/Size6 mins 7 secs
    DescriptionInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash University Livingstone says the main reason people put lots of money into pokies is because there are a lot of pokies. He says there are more pokies per capita in Australia than anywhere else in the world. He says machines are engineered to make them addictive as possible. He says they use the principles of operant condition and classical condition to reinforce addictive behaviour. He says there is no doubt that pokie machines are strategically placed in disadvantaged areas, such as Fairfield in NSW.
    Producer/AuthorLarrty Emdur & Kylie Gillies
    PersonsCharles Livingstone