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Pokie spending increases

September 4, 2023 8:18 am in by
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The cost of living pressures has not stopped people pouring money into poker machines across Greater Geelong.

Figures show more than $11.6 million was lost on pokies during July, compared to $10.7 million in June.

Geelong punters lost over $135 million on the machines during the last financial year.

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Wyndham punters spent more than $11.2 million on pokies during July, over $1 million more than the year before.

Gamblers on the Surf Coast lost $334,000 in the month of July.

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