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NSW government urged to cut pokies

17 October 2006

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – As reported by the Australian: "The Salvation Army said the majority of men and women seeking help from Sydney's Problem Gambling Centre during the past year fell into the 36- to 46-year-old age group.

"The centre's Gerard Byrne said there was an increasing number of middle-aged and older women coming forward for help.

"…He said female gamblers frequented gaming venues such as hotels and registered clubs during the day.

"…Mr Byrne said the simple solution was to cap the number of pokies in the state and even possibly roll back the number…"

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