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    Jeddie
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    I wonder

    Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:54 pm

    I read this little but alarming quote today, I wonder if the members on here reflect this.

    “This is a gender issue. Pokies largely target women. Before pokies were introduced, women were 7 per cent of problem gamblers, but they are now 53 per cent. 😱😱😱


    I am female
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    IN GAMBLING THE MANY MUST LOSE IN ORDER THAT THE FEW MAY WIN
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    Mona58
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    Re: I wonder

    Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:28 pm

    That is interesting and does not surprise me. It could be because more women are in the workforce, What date was the 7% figure referring to .. do you know?
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    Jeddie
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    Re: I wonder

    Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:43 pm

    No I don't know the date Mona, I don't think it is anything to do with the workforce I think it is because women are happy to go to the pokies alone and spend their days and some evenings in them safely😥
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    Mona58
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    Re: I wonder

    Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:07 am

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-06-08/s ... es/2730464

    There are just so many stories and articles out there. Who and what for they are written plays a part in how true statistics are. Government in my view tends to downplay the enormity of problem gambling... when a figure like 0.01 percent of the population are problem gamblers. Anyway I did more reading and googling. Above is one interesting reading.
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    How the F did I get here
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    Re: I wonder

    Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:15 pm

    Jeddie wrote:I read this little but alarming quote today, I wonder if the members on here reflect this.

    “This is a gender issue. Pokies largely target women. Before pokies were introduced, women were 7 per cent of problem gamblers, but they are now 53 per cent. 😱😱😱


    I am female
    But one thing Ive noticed since artending meetings, is women in attendance is only 15 to 20% max!
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    shaun1
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    Re: I wonder

    Sat May 05, 2018 1:47 pm

    Well I've worked in a club for over 10 years now and a lot of them are male as well its probably equal at our club, if not more younger males and old men than anything.
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