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Collingwood Hopes To Be Pokies-Free In 10 Years In Melbourne City Council Agreement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 16

Australian Football League side Collingwood "aims to be pokies-free within a decade," according to Baker & Warner of the HERALD SUN. The ambition "is set out in a Melbourne City Council management report" which recommends the council enter into a A$3M ($2.1M), 10-year deal with the Pies "for acc...

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