Gambling is like rust, it never sleeps

12.04.16 | Inside Gambling

$8000 a year is lost by problem or moderate gamblers: SEIS

10.04.16 | The Northern Daily Leader

Hawthorn tops the pokies ladder

04.04.16 | The Age

Carlton Football Club called on to put money from Club Laverton pokies back into community

20.03.16 | Leader Community News

Tasmanian Government vows to end Federal Group’s pokies monopoly

18.03.16 | ABC News

Online gaming giants rally against live betting ban

18.03.16 | The Sydney Morning Herald

Tasmanian parliament to host screening of explosive pokies documentary

10.03.16 | The Tasmanian Times

ABC News Darwin

10.03.16 | ABC News

Tassie has rare chance to lead nation in busting pokies habit

07.03.16 | The Mercury

Victorian local councils at odds with state government over pokies

06.03.16 | The Age


“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