Victorians lost $13 million more on the pokies in past six months

Thursday, 8 February 2018

On 29 January 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the six months from July to December 2017.

In total, $1.372 billion was lost in Victoria on the pokies between 1 July and 31 December 2017. This is an increase of 1.0 per cent or $13.5 million compared to the same period in 2016. This is on par with, or lower than, the current inflation rate.

While this is the overall increase in total losses, the changes in losses were not evenly distributed across local government areas.

The largest increase was in the City of Wyndham at $2.86 million, while the largest decrease was in the City of Stonnington at $1.19 million.

The Foundation publishes infographics capturing figures related to pokies losses in local government areas at the end of each financial year.

Download the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s data.

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