A documentary delving into the ways pokie machine manufacturers steer people towards problem gambling is now available on the ABC’s iview for a limited time.
Watch the trailer:
First broadcast on 20 October, the documentary, called Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation, investigates how the machines are programmed and the sometimes very strong reluctance to regulate them. It pulls from leading research into addiction and cognition to paint a picture of an industry whose pursuit of profit puts vulnerable people at risk. Sound familiar?