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Australian Communities Get Pokie Money

25 August 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia ABC News: "More than $100,000 raised from poker machines is being distributed to community groups in Griffith and Wagga this week.

"Under the Community Development and Support Expenditure Scheme, clubs making more than $1 million profit from gaming machines are required to return money to the community.

"…Mission Australia says while the charities receiving money are certainly worthy, these donations could not have been made without gambling…"

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