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poky

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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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One possible solution is for the state governments to install pokies in their offices.
As it was with pokies and casinos, the only pressure for on-line gambling came from the state governments and the global gambling industry.
They have been less inclined to address local fiscal and economic woes with knee jerk answers such as casinos and pokies.
Even traditional slots players have caught poker-fever, now playing video pokies at a land based or online casino.
A study of the impact of gambling on inner city municipalities undertaken for the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority in 1997 found that about 78 per cent of those surveyed believed that gambling did more harm than good, and about 91 per cent said that poker machine gambling was not an appealing leisure activity, including 87 per cent of those who played pokies themselves.
A report prepared for Moreland City Council in 1998 includes estimates of the `take' from pokies in different Melbourne municipalities.
It's one of the best pokies online, even without the unbelievable prizes on offer to players, the article says.
Studies at the Flinders University by Professor Malcolm Battersby, director of the Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit, lays the blame, primarily, on pokies.
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.
6 billion dollars in 2004-05, with an annual growth of 12 per cent for gambling on sport far more than for the pokies (1.
au, operator of the biggest online pokies and slots gambling website in Australasia, has announced that its online jackpot for its most-played slot machine has grown to over $4 million USD.
She claims that all that happened after she missed her bus, and ducked into the Maroubra Junction Hotel to play the pokies as she waited for another one.