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the world is over for TABCorp and Tattersall's

Well maybe not, this is a massive blow to their businesses.

Herald Sun article - the pokies duopoly is to be broken up

But the Australian Stock Exchange has halted trading on these firms in the meantime.

Tabcorp, Tatts in trading halt

This has the potential to be a fantastic decision for the people of Victoria. Take the evil machines out of the greedy corporations running the show, and into the hands of smaller venues and the local communities. Then they can make the individual decision of whether they bring benefit or ruin to their patrons.

Still would prefer to see them banished forever, but that's not a realistic proposition. Hopefully a few hotels will see the light like this modern-day hero.

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