Originally Posted by Red Menace
I just did a quick Googlin' and I came up with something about Poker and ATM's. Aussies confuse me, I'm still trying to wrap my head around Vegemite...
Pokies = Poker machines = slot machines.
The dreaded things have taken over many live venues. Live rooms in pubs close overnight and are refurbed into "pokies" venues. The profits from them are huge....great for business but no good for the live music scene. A band playing to several hundred can't compete with the millions these bloody things rake in.
Sad driving past so many venues that were pumping in their day, but are now just gambling houses.......as the Cat would say, "where do the children play?"!!
They've drawn the ire of many a muso here in Oz.....Pol being one of them.
If you spread vegemite lightly, it's far more pleasant than if applied like peanut butter.