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New South Wales’ cashless ‘pokies’ proposal gains influential supporter

In Australia and a controversial proposal that would require video poker machine players in the state of New South Wales to use government-issued gambling cards has reportedly gained support from a prominent local politician.

According to a Saturday report from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Victor Dominello serves as Customer Service Minister for New South Wales and has become the latest to throw his weight behind the cashless proposition that would oblige resident punters wanting to enjoy video poker machine entertainment to first register and pre-load funds onto one of the cards.

Essential exponent:

The newspaper reported that Dominello currently has responsibility for gambling in Australia’s most populous state and believes…