Poker machines are ubiquitous in Australian pubs, so these guys want to stop it

10.10.16 | Mashable Australia

Sydney musicians sing a lament for the city’s nightlife under lockout laws

10.10.16 | The Sydney Morning Herald

Child’s play for more pokies at pub

20.09.16 | Bayside News

Comment: Our pokies culture is un-Australian and it needs to stop – now

20.09.16 | SBS News

Almost half of gambling losses in Canberra come from problem gamblers: ANU study

19.09.16 | Canberra Times

Las Vegas slot machines are luring millennials with the same tricks that got them addicted to Candy Crush

12.09.16 | Quartz

Crown casino, Aristocrat face lawsuit alleging deceptive conduct over poker machines

05.09.16 | The Age

Greens launch plan to minimise cost and harm of Fairfield’s problem gambling

05.09.16 | The Daily Telegraph

Australians stole $100 million to gamble in the last five years

05.09.16 | Finder

New push for poker machine ban in Tasmanian pubs and clubs

29.08.16 | ABC News


“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