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BETTING SHOPS CLOSING DOWN

More than half of the country's 14 registered betting shops have closed indefinitely to protest the effects of what they call an onerous tax.

They're losing income and sending home workers, to try and compel government intervention.

The Trade Minister says he'll likely have to intervene, but isn't sure the alternatives being proposed are viable.

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Do you think government will get the required independent vote to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill?

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