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Aussie Government Ban on Poker Neon Takes Effect

10 July 2002

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia -- As reported by the Australian Associated Press: ``A government ban on poker machine advertising and neon lights outside NSW clubs and pubs takes effect tomorrow.

``Gaming Minister Richard Face said the ban would minimise visual pollution while allowing people to walk by pubs and clubs without being enticed to gamble.

``...Hotels and clubs that continue to display signs face a maximum fine of $11,000..."

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