Thank goodness there are still some courts and judges in Australia that will hold government to account.
The Victorian Government has been ordered to pay more than $450 million in compensation to gaming giant the Tatts Group, plus interest over changes to gaming licences introduced in 2008.
But Tabcorp lost a similar challenge after claiming more than $700 million.
It is not yet known if it will appeal the decision.
The Victorian Supreme Court made the ruling after a trial was held earlier this year.
In reforms introduced by the Brumby Labor government, Tabcorp and Tatts were stripped of their long-standing poker machine duopoly in Victoria.
They had held the duopoly for 18 years, with 27,000 machines across the state.
The reforms, which came into effect in 2012, allowed pubs and clubs to take control of pokies outside Crown Casino.
Note that this is the former ALP government that simply tore up contracts written by the Kennett government.