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REVEALED: Just How Much Cash Coasties Pump Into Pokies

Big profit for pubs and clubs

REVEALED: Just How Much Cash Coasties Pump Into Pokies

Coasties are pumping nearly $6 million a week into the pokies.

Data from the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority shows clubs and pubs saw a turnover of almost $304 million last year, with a $261 million net profit.

The NSW Greens have analysed the figures and condemned the sums, with Gambling Harm spokesperson Justin Field calling for big changes.

“The cost of poker machines is not only financial, these addictive machines ruin the lives of individuals and families,” Mr Field said.

“The NSW Liberal / Nationals must act urgently to protect people and communities from gambling harm rather than protecting the vested interests of the industry.”

 

If you need help, call the Gambling Help Line on 1800 858 858.

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