Huge change coming to South Australia pokies venues for millions of punters ...

Huge change coming to pokies venues for millions of punters after warning of spike in suicide rates from gamblers 'chasing their loses' Gamblers used to be allowed to withdraw $1,000 per day at venues with pokies Withdrawal limits have been made to help people who have gambling addiction Coroners Court estimates that one in ten suicides are linked to gambling

By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 13:01 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 13:01 BST, 2 May 2021

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Millions of gamblers will only be allowed to withdraw a maximum of $200 per day at pokie venues, down from $1,000 per day, following a spike in suicides. 

Tough new withdrawal limits of $250 per day were introduced in December in South Australia to stop poker machine punters from chasing their losses.

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But many venues had sought out exemptions from those rules, none of which are being renewed.

Before the change, gamblers could make five withdrawals per day of up to $200 using an Etfpos machine at pokie machine venues.

The South Australian Coroners Court estimates that one in ten suicides are linked to gambling addiction.

Tough new withdrawal limits of $250 per day were introduced in South Australia to stop poker machine punters from chasing their losses (stock image)

Tough new withdrawal limits of $250 per day were introduced in South Australia to stop poker machine

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