Poker machines are not addictive???

Tom Elliott says pokies are not addictive (“Play the pokies? Let adults choose”, Herald Sun Sep 30).

Yes Tom, some people can play the pokies, have a smoke and have a drink, and they can take it or leave it.

But I can assure Tom, that for many people, these activities can become terribly addictive.  The cost to them and to society in general is enormous.

And if you really believe some poker machines are not rigged, then you must believe there are fairies at the bottom of your garden.

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