Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ban on playgrounds in gambling venues due

I noticed the following article which concerned me. The government tends to use a broad brush approach rather than specific targeted actions. We go to the Lower Plenty Hotel to use their dining facilities. A couple of people may go off to have a flutter but that is their choice. The children do go off to play using the children’s play areas but not as a dumping place for adults to then go and gamble. To lose the children’s play area would take away a lot of joy the children receive.

The Diamond Creek Hotel, Lower Plenty Hotel and Eltham Hotel all have children's play areas. Between the three venues, gamblers lost more than $20 million in the last financial year. ... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge
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