Queenslanders Are Losing $6 Million A Day To Poker Machines

A lot of cash


19 February 2019

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Queenslanders are losing more than $6 million a day to poker machines.

The figures, which equate to $4572 every minute, are the highest since records began in 2004, totaling $2.4 billion in total lost during 2018.

Alliance for Gambling Reform director Tim Costello told News.com.au:

"Particularly in more vulnerable communities, adding to crime, homelessness, family breakdowns, suicide and bankruptcy," he said.

"Imagine how many more jobs and economic activity could be generated if $2.4 billion a year wasn't being wasted on thoroughly unproductive poker machines."

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