Western Australia will not join the other states and allow pokies in pubs but the state government is divided on whether to allow an expansion of other gambling products as part of its sale of the TAB.
Both Premier Colin Barnett and Racing and Gaming Minister Colin Holt firmly ruled out allowing pokies to be operated outside of James Packer’s Crown casino on Tuesday.
Mr Holt sparked speculation this week that there might be a relaxing of those rules when he said the government could allow an expansion of gambling products as part of the TAB sale.
He denied he was talking about pokies, saying he merely expected potential bidders for…
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