Costello slams cost of pokies

Tim Costello says The Mildura complex would have detrimental social and economic impacts on the region.

Tim Costello says The Mildura complex would have detrimental social and economic impacts on the region.

LEADING anti-pokies campaigner Reverend Tim Costello has suggested a casino in Mildura would have “profoundly” detrimental social and economic impacts.

The Alliance for Gambling Reform spokesman, Mr Costello visited Mildura this week to speak at a free community screening of the documentary Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation and public forum about problem gambling and poker machines.

An anti-pokies campaigner for about two decades, Mr Costello said the film, which has aired on the ABC, revealed how gaming machines were programmed for addiction. 

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