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gambling is a mugs game, this proves it.
 
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Originally posted by welshboybilly
gambling is a mugs game, this proves it.
The subsidised food and booze is worth it if you're not tempted though.
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The subsidised food and booze is worth it if you're not tempted though.

yeah, i know what you mean, we visited a casino on the border of QLD/NSW and it was a real eye opener.

 
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The subsidised food and booze is worth it if you're not tempted though.
MMmm overcooked veg in "heavens waiting room". Then there is the uniquitous chinese in RSL that use a ton of MSG and food colouring. Real sweet and sour sauce is not red.

The clubs used to perform a good function for society but these days they are a lumpy gravy train for the directors and a cash leech on the poor who become gambling addicts. The only good thing about them is the revenue they provide for the government but then you have to wonder what those billions would do if put into the local economy rather than the clubs.
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MMmm overcooked veg in "heavens waiting room". Then there is the uniquitous chinese in RSL that use a ton of MSG and food colouring. Real sweet and sour sauce is not red.

The clubs used to perform a good function for society but these days they are a lumpy gravy train for the directors and a cash leech on the poor who become gambling addicts. The only good thing about them is the revenue they provide for the government but then you have to wonder what those billions would do if put into the local economy rather than the clubs.
I hope they never allow pokies in pubs in W.A. to "bring us in to line with the eastern states"
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I hope they never allow pokies in pubs in W.A. to "bring us in to line with the eastern states"
You mean that WA does NOT have poker machines?

Maybe I should come over there one day, it sounds nice

My total contribution to that $4.4Bilion, is $2, and i think that was in about 1994.
 
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You mean that WA does NOT have poker machines?

Maybe I should come over there one day, it sounds nice

My total contribution to that $4.4Bilion, is $2, and i think that was in about 1994.
They're not allowed, apart from in the casino.

I never liked those pubs in NSW which were more like downmarket casinos than a place to have a few beers.
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They're not allowed, apart from in the casino.

I never liked those pubs in NSW which were more like downmarket casinos than a place to have a few beers.
I wish the rest of the states would follow WA's lead in that. But then again, I suppose taxes would have to be raised on other things that I might end up paying for ! I think that quite a percentage goes in tax aswell.

Suppose its best for those poker machine fillers to be the volunteer tax payers after all.
 
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MMmm overcooked veg in "heavens waiting room". Then there is the uniquitous chinese in RSL that use a ton of MSG and food colouring. Real sweet and sour sauce is not red.

The clubs used to perform a good function for society but these days they are a lumpy gravy train for the directors and a cash leech on the poor who become gambling addicts. The only good thing about them is the revenue they provide for the government but then you have to wonder what those billions would do if put into the local economy rather than the clubs.
It's been a few years since I've been in one, so I hope it's just your local, but I have fond memories of the ones I used up north.
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I quite like RSLs..footie and scoff, all rolled in to one.

I don't bother with the Pokies, though.

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