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Interactive maps: SA's pokies and disadvantage

Thursday, 11 July 2013
Author: Liam Mannix, Indaily

Adelaide's most disadvantaged council areas have almost four times as many poker machines as the city's most well-off areas.

The local government areas of Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury, Alexandria and Charles Sturt are host to 3246 gaming machines.

By contrast, in Adelaide's most-advantaged council areas - Burnside, Mitcham, Prospect, Unley and the Adelaide Hills - there are only 937 machines.

However, there is an anomaly. One of Adelaide's wealthiest council areas - Norwood Payneham St Peters - has the highest number of poker machines per 1000 adults.

Social welfare advocates argue the data shows that the poker machine industry targets disadvantaged South Australians, while the hotels industry says the machines went to the suburbs that historically had the most pubs.

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