The ABC reports that the West Belconnen Leagues Club is telling its members the only hope of survival is flogging their poker machine licences to the Raiders.
Apparently the smoking ban is forcing punters to step outside periodically, at which point they often decide to do something other than stuff their money into the bandits.
Disaster ensues for the club.
How the Raiders will run the club more sustainably is something of a mystery.
Is there a market for an all-weather poker machine suitable for operation in beer gardens?