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A jaw-dropping account of how one company came to own every poker machine in the state of Tasmania - and the cost to democracy, the public purse and problem gamblers and their families.The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David Walsh, the man behind MONA, taking an eccentric stand against pokie machines and the political status quo.It is a story of broken politics and back-room deals. It shows how giving one company the licence to all the poker machines in Tasmania has led to several hundred million dollars of profits (mainly from problem gamblers) being diverted from public use, through a series of questionable and poorly understood deals.Losing Streak is a meticulous, compelling case study in governance failure, which has implications for pokies reform throughout Australia.James Boyce is the acclaimed author of Van Diemen's Land, 1835 and Born Bad. His books have been shortlisted for almost every major Australian literary award and he has won the Tasmania Book Prize on two occasions. He is also a professional social worker, who worked for many years in social policy and research and has been involved in the poker-machine debate for nearly twenty years.
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Their losing streak to the Hawks stands at nine losses, and to end 2016 the two sides gave arguably the match of the year, but the Hawks found a way to get past once again.
In sports, a losing streak or cold streak is an uninterrupted string of contests (whether games, matches, etc.) lost by a team or individual. A losing streak is thus the opposite of a winning streak.
A jaw-dropping account of how one company came to own every poker machine in Tasmania - and the cost to democracy, the public purse and problem gamblers and their families. The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David ...
'[Losing Streak] is muckraking in the original sense of the term, an important broadside against entrenched interests capitalising on a social scourge.' —Michael Winkler, Australian Book Review 'Fearless, informed political journalism at its best, and a book that shaped a state election.' —Martin Flanagan
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