Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation

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.

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Behind the Scenes

Awards

 

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 

 

Executive Producer

Neil Lawrence

Director

Jane Manning

Producers

Mitzi Goldman
Neil Lawrence

Editor

Andrea Lang

Writers

Neil Lawrence
Andrea Lang
Jane Manning

Composer

Jonathan Zwartz

Sound Design

Sam Petty