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poky

and pokey
1. n. jail; a jail cell. (Usually with the.) She spent a day in the poky.
2. mod. slow; lagging and inefficient. Hurry up! Don’t be so poky.
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They have been less inclined to address local fiscal and economic woes with knee jerk answers such as casinos and pokies.
A report prepared for Moreland City Council in 1998 includes estimates of the `take' from pokies in different Melbourne municipalities.
What this means is that the more socio-economically disadvantaged the suburb, the more pokies it is likely to have.
The poor are lining up to transfer vast proportions of their meagre income to the owners of very profitable corporations like Tabcorp and Tattersalls (who share the operation of non-casino pokies in Victoria) and to the government.
It is also possible that the regressive nature of pokies expenditure may not have been fully incorporated into this analysis, given that low income earners are generally net dis-savers, and are thus able to legitimately finance gambling expenditure only through a redirection of consumption expenditure, asset sales, or increased debt.
The casino features an excellent selection of classic casino games such as online pokies, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, video poker, etc.
Being a progressive pokie game, Jackpot PiSatas' treasures are available to anyone, who is willing to pursue them.
Anecdotal evidence suggests the availability and accessibility to land based pokies is only fuelling gambling addiction in Australia.
The addiction to the types of poker and pokie machines that are readily available in pubs, hotels and beyond are threatening the good reputation of online poker firms, report popular gaming giant Online Casino Australia.
This is supported by the case of Leanne Scott, an Adelaide woman recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for stealing money from two employers to fund her online pokie addiction.
And today, the part-owner of the Shoreline Hotel has also said that taking pokies out of his hotel would have a negative impact on business.
It shows that gambling on pokies has consistently fallen from 2008, down from 28.
The Study shows that Tasmania has less pokies per adult than the Australian average.
We also have a responsibility to ensure that probity and value for money considerations are a priority, especially given the former Labor government s disastrous pokies auction in 2008.
As we know, the Auditor-General determined that Labor s botched pokies auction cost Victorian taxpayers over $3 billion in value.