Australia’s gambling epicentre to launch crackdown on slot machines

Australia has about a fifth of the world’s one million slot machines and is sometimes described as the slot machine capital of the world. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SYDNEY - When she turned 18, Ms Kate Seselja became old enough to gain admission to local pubs and clubs in Sydney, and quickly noticed that they were not just places for drinking and socialising with friends.

Instead, these venues were almost always lined with the flashing lights and enticing jingles of slot machines.

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