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KA=CHING! POKIE NATION

They're rigged, they're addictive, they're everywhere.

“A sharp and explosive insight into ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’”

TV WEEK

  • Atom Awards 2015 - Finalist Best Documentary - Social & Political Issues
  • Atom Awards 2015 - Finalist Best Documentary - Science, Technology and Environment
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 - Winner Best Film & Digital
  • Australian Directors Guild Awards 2016 - High Commended Documentary Stand Alone
  • Reel Recovery Festival 2016
  • Longlist Walkley Documentary Award 2016

About Ka-Ching!

About Ka-Ching

The Pokies. They’re rigged, they’re addictive and they’re everywhere. They’ve got almost half a million Australians hooked – and that’s just what they’re designed to do.

In this ground-breaking expose, industry insiders go on the record to explain how carefully Pokies are programmed for addiction. They’re joined by world-leading neuroscientists, taking you into the lab to reveal how these machines work on the deepest levels of our brains, leading some researchers to call them “electronic morphine”. And, we reveal how successive Australian governments have become the biggest addicts of all. This documentary puts the pokie machine on trial.

Where to Watch

Australia

15 February 2018

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Victoria

Sunbury

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Come and watch ‘Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation’ at Sunbury Library! Address 44 Macedon St, Sunbury VIC 3429.

Australia

27 February 2018

11:00am - 12:30pm

Victoria

Craigieburn

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Come and watch ‘Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation’ at Craigieburn Library! Address 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn VIC 3064.

Australia

21 March 2018

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Victoria

Craigieburn

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In the Craigieburn area? Come and watch ‘Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation’ on Weds 21 March! You’ll also have the opportunity to have all your pokies questions answered at a post-film Q&A, featuring four expert panellists! The screening will be held at Hume Global Learning Centre, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn VIC, from 6 to 9pm. The screening is free but bookings are ESSENTIAL so reserve your spot here: hume.vic.gov.au/kaching

Australia

17 May 2018

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Victoria

Broadmeadows

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Come and watch ‘Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation’ on Thurs 17 May! You’ll also have the opportunity to have all your pokies questions answered at a post-film Q&A, featuring four expert panellists including Tim Costello! The screening will be held at Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, VIC, from 6pm to 9pm. The screening is free but bookings are ESSENTIAL so reserve your spot here: hume.vic.gov.au/kaching

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