Pokie maker takes hit

Poker machine maker Ainsworth's full-year profit has fallen but it expects better in the year ahead. Ainsworth made a net profit of $52 million in the year to June 30, down from $64 million, due to changes in the recognition of tax expenses. It expects net profit to grow by at least 15 per cent in the first six months of the financial year.

Poker machine maker Ainsworth's full-year profit has fallen but it expects better in the year ahead. Ainsworth made a net profit of $52 million in the year to June 30, down from $64 million, due to changes in the recognition of tax expenses. It expects net profit to grow by at least 15 per cent in the first six months of the financial year.