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The Resource One last spin : the power and peril of the pokies, Drew Rooke

One last spin : the power and peril of the pokies, Drew Rooke

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One last spin : the power and peril of the pokies
Title
One last spin
Title remainder
the power and peril of the pokies
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Drew Rooke
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Language
eng
Summary
A poignant and compassionate work of literary journalism that tackles Australia's most controversial pastime. Almost 200,000 poker machines sing and flash in pubs, clubs, and casinos in every corner of the country. They're highly complex devices, their components designed by mathematicians, musicians, animators, and ergonomic experts. They're also widely considered the most harmful form of gambling, the cause of the majority of gambling addictions. So how did Australia evolve into a pokie nation? With startlingly candid interviews from gambling addicts, politicians, manufacturers, neuroscientists, counsellors, anti-gambling campaigners, and gambling advocates, One Last Spin explores how the machines work to hook people in, and the vicious fight being waged to evict them from the country's social life. It is a confronting tale about the human cost of addiction, of governments pandering to corporate interests, and of the insidious power of the industry's PR spin
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"Almost 200,000 poker machines sing and flash in pubs, clubs, and casinos in every corner of the country. They're highly complex devices, their components designed by mathematicians, musicians, animators, and ergonomic experts. They're also widely considered the most harmful form of gambling, the cause of the majority of gambling addictions. So how did Australia evolve into a pokie nation? With startlingly candid interviews from gambling addicts, politicians, manufacturers, neuroscientists, counsellors, anti-gambling campaigners, and gambling advocates, One Last Spin explores how the machines work to hook people in, and the vicious fight being waged to evict them from the country's social life. It is a confronting tale about the human cost of addiction, of governments pandering to corporate interests, and of the insidious power of the industry's PR spin."--Back cover
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10737475
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VDGV
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Rooke, Drew
Dewey number
362.27
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Compulsive gambling
  • Slot machines
  • Gambling
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adult
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the power and peril of the pokies
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One last spin : the power and peril of the pokies, Drew Rooke
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062248343
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925713008
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035569185
Label
One last spin : the power and peril of the pokies, Drew Rooke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062248343
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925713008
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035569185

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