Greens look to reduce number of poker machines in Canberra

11.10.16 | ABC News

Greens look to reduce number of poker machines in Canberra

11.10.16 | ABC News

There’s no such thing as gambling responsibly

10.10.16 | Brisbane Times

Machine men: How the AHA and ClubsNSW seek political influence

10.10.16 | The Sydney Morning Herald

$11 spent every second on pokie machines in Gold Coast pubs and clubs

10.10.16 | Gold Coast Bulletin

Queenslanders losing $349m a month on gambling

10.10.16 | The Courier Mail

More suicide attempts, overdoses at Star Casino among reasons for 173 ambulance calls a year, FOI documents show

10.10.16 | ABC News

Gambling disease kills one Australian a day, but it’s too lucrative to cure

10.10.16 | Bloomberg

Pokie-Leaks: Australians urged to leak gambling industry secrets to politicians

10.10.16 | ABC News

Tim Freedman from The Whitlams has lent his voice to Sydney’s new anti-pokies initiative

10.10.16 | Junkee


“Ka-Ching is a powerful and accessible documentary that clearly demonstrates how poker machines are designed to addict, the damage they do, and how unique Australia is in allowing them throughout our community, at a terrible cost.”

Meg Webb, Manager, Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania


“A game-changing film in the pokie debate. It leaves no doubt regarding the dangerous, addictive nature of EGMs and the ‘no win’ reality for those who use them.”

Mark Brown, Tasmanian Director, Australian Christian Lobby


“Not just the story of the human misery caused by addiction to poker machines, Pokie Nation investigates the work of the mathematicians, musicians and designers who pour all their brilliance into making sure people keep playing down to their last dollar, and speaks with various scientists, including neuroscientists, who explain why poker machines are now formally recognised as an addiction alongside cocaine and heroin.”

Sydney Morning Herald ★★★1/2 stars


“Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation, produced by Neil Lawrence and Mitzi Goldman, is impressive stuff, on par with a Four Corners investigation.”

TV Tonight ★★★★ stars


“When the master at getting inside people’s heads makes a film warning you about who else has got in there, it’s time to pay attention. Neil Lawrence’s Ka-Ching! is proof that no matter how many times you play the pokies, the pokies will always play you.”

Andrew Denton