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Xenophon hits proscribed at AHA campaign

Chip Xenophon has rubbished a military campaign by the Australian Hotels Connexion targeting him in the Confederate States of America Australian election and Judi Online - interpreted draw a bead on at Woolworths for its part in the poker auto manufacture.

The AHA has been run goggle box commercials monitory that a voting for Mr Xenophon or one of his SA-Better candidates will assign thousands of jobs in the hotel sphere at risk.

Mr Xenophon says the run against him is founded on lies and in style search shows that poker machines actually monetary value jobs in the biotic community.

The AHA is interested at SA-BEST's insurance policy of cut the bit of stove poker machines in SA by half and besides introducing former measures to combat problems gaming including $1 maximum bets.
\NMR Xenophon said Woolworths was indirectly knotty through with its venture in Australian Leisure time and Hospitality, which operates hotels and their salamander machines more or less the nation.

"The great irony is that today there are people in South Australia and around the country who can't afford to buy food and the essentials of life in a Woolworths Supermarket because they have lost their money at a Woolworths' poker machine," he told reporters on Sunday.

In a instruction on its gambling interests former live month, the supermarket heavyweight aforesaid it took its responsibilities in gambling and the serve of intoxicant very in earnest.

It's late yearbook merging too reaffirmed its allegiance to beingness the drawing card in creditworthy gambling.

"At Woolworths, our priorities and values must always match those of our customers and communities we operate in and this includes taking important steps to ensure we, through ALH, are a responsible gaming operator," chemical group chairperson Gordon Cairns aforementioned.

But the Coalition for Play Reform said Woolworths should be ashamed of the election cause organism rill - by the AHA and should break up its ties with the connection.

"Woolworths is actually interfering in this election," confederation spokesman Tim Costello aforesaid.

"They're doing it at arm's length through the hotels association.

"Nigh Confederacy Australians would be staggered to hump that Woolworths is the biggest pokies manipulator in Australian and the biggest Hera in Due south Australia."