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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

MELBOURNE

9 JUN

1PM

VIC

Avondale Heights Library

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Moonee Valley City Council presents Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation

“They’re rigged. They’re addictive. They’re everywhere.” The documentary Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation exposes the addictive design of poker machines and how they damage our communities. Watch this powerful documentary and hear how gambling impacts our community. 55 mins.

When: Friday 9 June, 1-2.30pm
Where: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, 69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights
RSVP: via Eventbite or call (03) 8325 1940

 

LOCATION

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre,
69-79 Military Road,
Avondale Heights, VIC

BRISBANE

16 JUL

5PM

QLD

Crowbar

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CROWBAR, PROUDLY POKIES FREE AND YOUNG HENRYS PRESENT: ‘KA-CHING POKIE NATION’

Crowbar is excited to be working with PROUDLY POKIES FREE, to bring you the first PPF QLD screening of ‘KA-CHING POKIE NATION’. The ground-breaking expose talks with industry insiders going on the record to explain how carefully Pokies are programmed for addiction and how Australian governments have become the biggest addicts of all.

We recently chatted with PROUDLY POKIES FREE and found out some hard hitting statistics that made us want to do something to bring awareness to Queenslanders.

* 20% of the worlds pokies are in Australia, which is only 0.3% of the worlds population.
* QLD has 42,804 pokies – the second most pokies of any state in Australia. Each machine takes $50k a year from the community.
* Queenslanders lose more than $2.18 billion a year on the pokies, an amount which is increasing steadily. The money lost on pokies amounts to 64% of total gambling losses in QLD.
* 18-34 year olds in QLD play the pokies more than any other form of gambling, and play more often than other age group.

When: SUNDAY 16TH JULY
Where: CROWBAR BRISBANE, 243 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
DOORS 5:00 PM | ENTRY $5 – FIRST 50 RECEIVE A DRINK COURTESY OF YOUNG HENRYS
SCREENING FROM 6:00PM

ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS THE PROUDLY POKIES FREE CAMPAIGN TACKLING AUSTRALIA’S POKIES PROBLEM AND REDUCING THE HARM THEY CAUSE PEOPLE, COMMUNITIES AND CULTURE.

LOCATION

Crowbar Brisbane
243 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane

BENDIGO

16 AUG 2017

6PM

VIC

Eaglehawk Town Hall

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Anglicare Victoria, the Alliance for Gambling Reform, ReSpin, Gambler’s Help and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Present: Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation

When: 6pm Wednesday 16 August
Where: StarCinema, Eaglehawk Town Hall

Join us for complimentary supper and a screening, with special guest speakers:

Rev. Tim Costello – spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, Chief Advocate for World Vision

Kelvin Thompson – Campaign manager for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, former Federal member for Wills (ALP)

Mark Thompson – ReSpin Gambling Awareness Speaker

RSVP: Douglas Nichols (0400 438 967) or online here.

 

LOCATION

StarCinema
Eaglehawk Town Hall
Corner of Peg Leg and Sailors Gully Road
Eaglehawk, VIC

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