Tim Costello urges the Tasmanian authorities to think about higher shopper safety for poker machine use in keeping with The Lawyer

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The government is urged to include more effective consumer protection in its future gaming reform legislation. Tim Costello, chief attorney for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, said Friday that Tasmania could lead the nation in implementing measures to reduce the addictive characteristics of poker machines. “These effective consumer protection measures do not affect the recreational use of the machines,” he said. IN OTHER NEWS: Nelson’s independent MLC Meg Webb said gaming reform must include consumer protection measures such as maximum wagering limits of $ 1, slower spins, a minimum return for players of 92 percent, maximum jackpots of $ 1,000 and shorter gaming hours. She said it was irresponsible for the government to push gambling reform without adequate and effective consumer protection. Ms. Webb said the government should also publish the expected social and economic impact of the proposed change to pokies licensing. Prime Minister Peter Gutwein said there would be more support for problem gamblers under the government’s gambling laws. What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor:

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The government is urged to include more effective consumer protection in its future gaming reform legislation.

Tim Costello, chief attorney for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, said Friday that Tasmania could lead the nation in implementing measures to reduce the addictive characteristics of poker machines.

“These effective consumer protection measures do not affect the recreational use of the machines,” he said.

Nelson’s independent MLC Meg Webb said gambling reform must include consumer protection measures such as maximum wagering limits of $ 1, slower spins, a minimum return for players of 92 percent, maximum jackpots of $ 1,000 and shorter gaming hours.

She said it was irresponsible for the government to push gambling reform without adequate and effective consumer protection.

Ms. Webb said the government should also publish the expected social and economic impact of the proposed change to pokies licensing.

Prime Minister Peter Gutwein said there would be more support for problem gamblers under the government’s gambling laws.

What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor: