Poker Machines: Why The Clubs Fight
If Get Up and anyone in the federal government wants to push a littler harder about the clubs’ campaign about poker machines, here are two questions they can research:
- Of the general managers of the big clubs, who authorised the campaign, what is their remuneration? In the big NSW clubs does it in fact approach one million per year?
- And is any part of it expressed in the form of a bonus related to gaming income?
That’s all. Just those questions.
Postscript. I note with more than passing interest that my correspondents from Clubs NSW refuse to answer this question : are managers of the big clubs pulling in remuneration linked to gaming revenue ? A firm denial and I am satisfied. And, of course, did such managers have a role in approving the $20 million ad campaign, being waged with the money of club members.