Interview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash Uni School of Public health

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Period25 Jul 2017

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  • TitleInterview with dr Charles Livingstone, Monash Uni School of Public health
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC radio Sydney
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size6 mins 57 secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date25/07/17
    DescriptionInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Gambling Researcher, Monash University's School of Public Health. Buck says people in NSW lose over $5 billion a year. He says the Australian gambling operators are looking at a new generation of machines. He notes that the Millennials are not interested in the standard push button poker machine. Livingstone talks about the new generation of poker machines, saying they have a different theme and appear to have the idea that people are in control of the game. He says it is a blend of a video game and traditional poker machine. He notes that the outcomes will be favoured in the house. He adds that the Millennials tend to be less interested in old fashion machines. He mentions Aristocrat alone spends over a $100 million a year on research. He says under the existing Australian standard, such machine would not be allowed in the country. He explains that in NSW, clubs are permitted to apply Multi-terminal Gaming Machines. He says given their special relationship with the Liberal Party, the clubs will be lobbying for anything that would make money. He points out they need more international cooperation to regulate the online space.
    Producer/AuthorRobbie Buck
    URLN/a
    PersonsCharles Livingstone