Australia To Ban Sale Of Playing Cards, by Greg Tingle
- 1st June 2010
dear punters, casino entrepreneurs, sports betting
lovers, poker playing sharks and newbies, you know
who you are.... poker is once again under attack down
under in Australia. No, not online poker this time...
playing cards are the target. If its not the God Squad
trying to ban FHM, Maxim and the like off supermarket
shelves, its their cousins campaigning against the
dreaded pack of cards... Media Man and Gambling911
aren't buying the bluff, nor should you! Shuffle up
and read on..
under in Aussie Land, Kimberley Shire, to be precise,
a campaign is on to prohibit the sale of playing cards.
Local Kununurra is the main offender, and seems children
of all ages are playing 'Poker In The Park'! (maybe
they were watching PKR
3D poker TV, PartyPoker
TV or something). WSOP season is kicking off for Aussies
in a most unusual fashion. Yep, poker has hit the
parks big time.
the record Media Man does not condone children breaking
the law, but comon', its bloody poker. Just because
someone is playing the game doesn't mean they are
gambling - playing wagers. They are not playing Strip
Poker either, so where's the harm... (big kids 16
or 18 plus depending upon where you live...can play
Strip Poker ok, but no minors ok).
Kimberley Shire chief executive Mr Gaffney advises
a ban on playing cards being sold was "negotiated"
with town retailers. He says they have been getting
a positive result from the ban over the past few weeks.
before you can say Bluff, an itinerant vendor filled
the void and sold cards from a van. Man with a van!
few months ago the town shire officials noticed increased
"gambling" in parks, and both youth from
10 years of age, up to fully grown adults were spotted.
Oh My God... send them all to jail (satire). Late
night games were also on the increase.
could only break the groups up and move them on, Gaffney
aka "Killjoy" said.
were walking the parks with the police, our rangers
were trying to break it up during the day and the
general public was feeling it was pretty poor".
was quite evident that kids had quite a lot of money
on them from cards. We're not talking 10, 20, we're
talking hundreds of dollars. We were exasperated by
retails stopped selling playing cards the poker games
are the park cooled off, but we're not sure about
the kids and parents online poker gaming exploits.
the itinerant vendor started selling cards, other
retailers decided they were missing out and dropped
out of the moratorium!
actually achieved something for a short time. All
we are trying to do is modify behaviour"! They
you go punters, The Thought Police - Control Thoughts,
Control Actions, Control Lives! Where's the PPA when
you need them... get down under boys.
"Anti Gambling" Gaffney advised the local
council would "work with retailers and police"
to try to revive the initiative.
should we order a warrant to search their homes for
playing cards and poker software also.
with your rights... don't let it happen to you.
Man and Gambling911 advise readers to try to abide
to laws, rules and regulation, but do not give in
to The Thought Police. Need more clarification, go
rent John Carpenter's sci fi classic 'They Live' with
Roddy Piper, and then if your ready for the next level,
look up 'Casino Jack And The United States Of Money',
California Split and 'The Sting'. Don't do anything
we wouldn't do. Now, shuffle up and deal!
The Late News
"Winner" At Crown Casino Takes Them To Court
female patron of Crown Casino who won $3600 on a spin
of the roulette wheel, later to have her winnings
paid to another happy customer is taking the casino
punter put down a $100 chip on a number of the roulette
wheel a few weeks ago but did not realise the croupier
paid her winnings to a lucky gent until that person
departed the winning table.
Martin said a review of video footage by the casino
pit boss had backed up her story.
said she returned to the casino the following day
and believed she again saw the man but no action was
spokesman Gary O'Neill said he could not comment on
the case as it was due to go before the courts but
said the casino was still reviewing the matter. Procedures
for resolving bet disputes at Crown are approved by
the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority. Might be
a case for Aussie casino king James Packer to green
light even more employment of honest and switched
folks at Crown. Yep, Crown Casino...'A World Of Entertainment',
especially for gaming and media analysts. Bet with
your head, not over it, and for Christ's sake, watch
those croupiers. See you at the bar.
Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911
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