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The Resource Losing Streak

Losing Streak

Label
Losing Streak
Title
Losing Streak
Statement of responsibility
James Boyce
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.James Boyce is the acclaimed author of Van Diemen's Land, 1835 and Born Bad. His books have been shortlisted for almost every major Australian literary award and he has won the Tasmania Book Prize on two occasions. He is also a professional social worker, who worked for many years in social policy and research and has been involved in the poker-machine debate for nearly twenty years
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10571197
Cataloging source
ANL
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Boyce, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Games
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry
Label
Losing Streak
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8208a784-7e98-4593-9246-be66221bffbf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435528
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Losing Streak
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8208a784-7e98-4593-9246-be66221bffbf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435528
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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