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Pokies losses on the rise

February 5, 2024 9:13 am in by
Punters are losing more money on poker machines [Pixabay].

Punters fed a combined $133 million into pokie machines throughout Geelong and Wyndham in the last six months of 2023.

Throughout December in Geelong gamblers lost $12m alone, compared with $11.2m the month before.

Amounts lost in each of those months are up on the same period in 2022.

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The breakdown for losses greater Geelong is $68,866,467 between July-December 2023, while in the city of Wyndham over the same period it was $64,310, 473.

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