The NSW Gaming Machine Regulations are being reviewed RIGHT NOW. We have a very small window of opportunity to improve harm minimization rules. Research tells us that getting people to take a break from machines will reduce harm - if someone can break the pokie spell by having a meal or a drink, or going outside for a cigarette, they often don't go back to losing money.
Bizarrely, in NSW, venues can put poker machines in smoking areas, so that people smoke and gamble more. Let's go for this one key change - send your submission to Liquor and Gaming to make this one crucial change to the Regulations.