Richard spoke on the ABC's AM radio program this morning, putting forward his view as Greens spokesperson for Gambling that $1 maximum bets should be considered the best choice by the Government as they enter discussions with independent MP Andrew Wilkie this week on pokies reform.
"I think that there is a real risk that the policy proposal put forward by Andrew Wilkie won't get up but look, that's not the primary reason to support the $1 bet option.
"The $1 bet option should be supported by the Government because it is the simplest, cheapest and most effective way to curb the issue of problem gambling.
"It is supported by all the experts in the field, people like Tim Costello. It has got support from within the crossbenches."
Hear the full interview below.
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Audio source: ABC AM