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Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry PDF, ePub eBook


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Title: Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry
Author: James Boyce
Publisher: Published March 6th 2017 by Black Inc. Redback
ISBN: 9781863959100
Status : FREE Rating :
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A jaw-dropping account of how one company came to own every poker machine in the state of Tasmania – and the cost to democracy, the public purse and problem gamblers and their families. The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David Walsh, the man behind MONA, taking an eccentric stand against pokie machines and the political status quo. It is a story o A jaw-dropping account of how one company came to own every poker machine in the state of Tasmania – and the cost to democracy, the public purse and problem gamblers and their families. The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David Walsh, the man behind MONA, taking an eccentric stand against pokie machines and the political status quo. It is a story of broken politics and back-room deals. It shows how giving one company the licence to all the poker machines in Tasmania has led to several hundred million dollars of profits (mainly from problem gamblers) being diverted from public use, through a series of questionable and poorly understood deals. Losing Streak is a meticulous, compelling case study in governance failure, which has implications for pokies reform throughout Australia.

55 review for Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jim Rimmer

    Every Tasmanian, former Tasmanian, relative of a Tasmanian, or anybody with even the vaguest interest in social justice in Australia should read this book. It's a timely exposé of how crony capitalists and corrupt politicians have been rorting the Island State for years. A damning indictment of the lack of integrity, intellect, and imagination among an insular and self serving political class. But, generations of gross ineptitude and shysterism have unintentionally resulted in a unique and limite Every Tasmanian, former Tasmanian, relative of a Tasmanian, or anybody with even the vaguest interest in social justice in Australia should read this book. It's a timely exposé of how crony capitalists and corrupt politicians have been rorting the Island State for years. A damning indictment of the lack of integrity, intellect, and imagination among an insular and self serving political class. But, generations of gross ineptitude and shysterism have unintentionally resulted in a unique and limited opportunity for change. Countdown 2018. When you've finished pass your copy on to friends, family, or your local member. Time's up!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jen Welch

    Boyce has illustrated the insidious grip the pokie industry has on tasmania's government and economy with this well researched historic narrative. It is written in a way that is engaging and enjoyable to read given the weight of the topic. I hope that this book provides the stimulus for change at this pivotal point in time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zacharycbruce

    Comprehensive coverage of the history of Federal Hotels in Tasmania and the unprecedented influence they have had over public policy for decades. Absolutely essential reading for all Tasmanian's. We can only hope for a change come 2018.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lijnzaad

    Writtten in an easy to read, page turning style, this is a thoroughly researched, no holds barred, brutally honest exposition of the pokie monopoly in Tasmania. A must read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marija

    Well written and a must read .. a revelation of corruption, politics and back-room deals and of how one company has the licence to all the poker machines in Tasmania. An eye opener.

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    Andrew Bishop

    A fascinating insight into the interactions between government and the corporate world. Enlightening but depressing as well. Losing Streak should give Tasmanians a pause to think.

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