They’re rigged, they’re addictive and they’re everywhere.
“A sharp and explosive insight into ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’” TV WEEK
In this ground-breaking expose, industry insiders go on the record to explain how carefully Pokies are programmed for addiction. They’re joined by world-leading neuroscientists, taking you into the lab to reveal how these machines work on the deepest levels of our brains, leading some researchers to call them “electronic morphine”. And, we reveal how successive Australian governments have become the biggest addicts of all.
Walkley Documentary Award – Longlist 2016
Highly Commended – Documentary Stand Alone – Australian Directors Guild Awards 2016
Winner – Best Film and Digital – Adelaide Fringe Festival Banksa Award 2016
Official Selection – REEL Recovery Film Festival 2016
Double finalist – ATOM Awards 2015
– Best Documentary – Social and Political Issues
– Best Documentary – Science, Technology & the Environment