Pokie surrender scheme to offer cash for licences in bid to drive community club choice

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated March 18 2022 - 6:57am, first published March 17 2022 - 9:00pm
ACT Gaming Minister Shane Rattenbury. Clubs will be offered money from the ACT government to reduce the number of pokie machines in Canberra. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Fresh cash incentives to get community clubs to ditch their poker machines entirely might not get operators to give up all their licences, but it will encourage them to further contemplate different business models, the Gaming Minister has said.


Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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