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Eaglehawk Town Hall

Corner of Peg Leg and Sailors Gully Road

Eaglehawk, VIC 3556

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The screening of Ka Ching! Pokie Nation is utilized as an educational tool to raise community awareness of the issues surrounding gambling related harm as well as to promote the Gambler’s Help service at Anglicare Victoria. Gambler’s Help provides therapeutic and financial counselling services in the local community for people experiencing issues with gambling, as well as those affected by another person’s gambling issue.

In the film industry experts are interviewed and discuss the design of electronic gaming machines (EGMs), and reveal how the machines are designed for addiction. This film also has commentary from world leading neuroscientists who show how the pokies work on the ‘reward pathway’ in the brain, which has led some researchers to refer to EGMs as ‘electronic morphine’. The film also provides a historical background in regards to the introduction of EGMs in Victoria as well as the social and economic costs associated with gambling related harm.

The film runs for approx. 56 mins and is followed by a panel discussion and Q & A led by the keynote speaker Tim Costello.

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