Mariners Centre of Excellence is GO!

Big Al

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$3B POKIE ADDICTION
A STAGGERING $3.07 billion was pumped through Central Coast pokies last financial year as experts warn the region’s problem gambling “hidden crisis” is only getting worse.

New figures released by Liquor and Gaming NSW show punters lost at least $306 million — or $1100 per adult — on the Coast’s 4673 poker machines in 2015-16, an increase of about 2 per cent on the previous financial year.

CC Advocate
 

JoyfulPenguin

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Proud that my AFL side (North Melbourne) don't make money off of pokies and would rather we didn't either but if it keeps the club afloat...
 
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Wombat

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Do they make money off alcohol?
Its a club. People want to have a drink, a feed and a slap.
If they are serious they could put limits on problem gamblers.
 

Timmah

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Do they make money off alcohol?
Its a club. People want to have a drink, a feed and a slap.
If they are serious they could put limits on problem gamblers.
All well and good til those problem gamblers, as problem gamblers do, tend to find a way around it.
 

Big Al

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All well and good til those problem gamblers, as problem gamblers do, tend to find a way around it.
They simply won't go to a place with heavy restrictions, which is fine by me. Rather us be responsible but not a kill joy
 

FFC Mariner

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Not sure the COE is a great site for a pub or club tbh. Who would go there? It's in the middle of an industrial and commercial zone.
 

style_cafe

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Not sure the COE is a great site for a pub or club tbh. Who would go there? It's in the middle of an industrial and commercial zone.
I think a nice pub/club would be great as meeting place for fans to watch the away games.
It`s not the greatest sitting at Terrigal pub or the bowlo trying to watch a game, with people around that just aren`t interested.
I`d much prefer to go to the COE & meet up with other members & get to know them.
That`s how I met ROY LAW one night at Tuggerah.
 

Pirate Pete

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I went to the youth game on Saturday. That's the first time I've been there to see a game.
I was surprised at how much of a slope there was on the pitch. Being a "Centre of Excellence"
I think I was expecting a nice flat pitch. But then again it is the Mariners...
 
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