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The Resource Losing streak : how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry, James Boyce

Losing streak : how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry, James Boyce

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Losing streak : how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry
Title
Losing streak
Title remainder
how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry
Statement of responsibility
James Boyce
Creator
Author
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571197
Cataloging source
ANL
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Boyce, James
Dewey number
363.42
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal Hotels Limited
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Laziness
  • Slot machines
  • Gambling
  • Gambling
  • Gambling
  • Political corruption
  • Democracy
Target audience
adult
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how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry
Label
Losing streak : how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry, James Boyce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The fight for the first casino -- Monopoly lost? The Bethune Government and the northern casino -- Was the Deputy Premier bribed? -- Monopoly won -- The pokies push -- The deal of the century -- Bringing home the Bacon, 1998-2003 -- The deal of the millennium -- Federal invests, 2004-08 -- "Not fit to be Premier" -- Winners and losers -- Mates in crisis, 2008-14 -- The David Walsh wild card -- Conflicts of interest -- Hope in a cynical world -- Epilogue: Back to the future
Control code
000059249835
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781863959100
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Losing streak : how Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry, James Boyce
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The fight for the first casino -- Monopoly lost? The Bethune Government and the northern casino -- Was the Deputy Premier bribed? -- Monopoly won -- The pokies push -- The deal of the century -- Bringing home the Bacon, 1998-2003 -- The deal of the millennium -- Federal invests, 2004-08 -- "Not fit to be Premier" -- Winners and losers -- Mates in crisis, 2008-14 -- The David Walsh wild card -- Conflicts of interest -- Hope in a cynical world -- Epilogue: Back to the future
Control code
000059249835
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781863959100
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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