gaming machines Tasmanian Treasurer reveals changes to poker machine deal
The Labor Party and the Green Party have labeled the government's poker policy as a "shame" and see it as a missed opportunity.Finance Minister Peter goutwein revealed on Thursday the government's plans for the future of the Tasmania state poker machine, which includes machine market testing for bars and clubs, lowering the cap and two high roller casino licenses.Guttwin says the console cap will fallxa0The number of machines currently running will be of interest to the publicxa0Test the new console.'We are breaking the exclusive monopoly, 'Mr. guttwin said."We need to know if there are better options in the state.The parliamentary committee will review the policy and report it to the government.Community groups criticized the government for not consideringxa0Should machines be used in bars and clubs.Kym Goodes, chief executive of social services, said the creation of a public interest test "will not be eliminatedxa0Existing machines are manipulated to win the game and designed for addiction."Tasman knows that these machines cost $200.xa0Millions a year from our country, without bringing widexa0"Benefit MS," said Goodes.Labor finance spokesman Scott Bacon has called on guttwin to release Treasury proposals that affect the policy.Bacon said: "the Hodgman government's false practice of the games and poker machines released today, if it does not immediately release the advice relied on by Peter gutwen, the treasurer, for TasmanAndrea Dawkins, a Green Party Gaming spokesman, also described itxa0"False policies" and "missed opportunities for reform "."Today there are 3,530 machines concentrated in the disadvantaged areas of our community, and there will be the same number when the Liberal Party takes part in the next election," she said .".Federal Group chief executive Greg Farrell says the company will be involvedxa0Consider what this policy means for the planned $100 million.xa0Investment in Wrest Point and Country Club.