Poker machines. Pokies are coin or card-operated. The punter presses a button or pulls a lever to spin the wheel, and the machine pays out, if you're lucky, according to the combination of symbols that appear on the wheel. Known as 'slot machines' in the US, pokies are commonplace in Australian pubs and clubs, and a substantial revenue raiser.

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