Are online pokie apps a gateway to a gambling addiction, or a bit of fun?

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The rise of online pokie apps are starting to raise concern among experts and counselling services. Because you can’t win cash in these apps, they aren’t regulated by the Interactive Gambling Act. But you can put cash IN, and some experts say that they could be normalising gambling habits.

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Monday, May 13 2013
Produced By Susan Cheong
Featured in storyKatrina Kritikakis, social game user; Ron Lachlan, gambling counsellor at the Hunters Assistance and HelpDr Sally Gainsbury, postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Gambling Education and Research at Southern Cross UniversityNick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South AustraliaSeth Palansky, spokesperson from Caesars Interactive Entertainment

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